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HC reserves order on PIL against shifting Turtle Wildlife Sanctuary from Varanasi

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad 

The High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the denotification and shifting of from to an area near

It was alleged by the petitioner that the sanctuary is being shifted only to make way for inland vessels which will come to in under a government project facilitating through waterways.

The bench comprising and Justice Dr YK Srivastava reserved its order after hearing the petition filed by Bharat Jhunjhunwala, an environmental

According to the petitioner, the was notified in 1986 and established thereafter in a seven kilometer area of between Ramnagar and Malviya bridge of

He claimed that studies across the world have shown that movement of vessels in river adversely affects aquatic life. Therefore, such projects should not be permitted.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 20:40 IST