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Volunteers march to save Yamuna

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 07, 2013
First Published: 23:44 IST(7/3/2013) | Last Updated: 23:48 IST(7/3/2013)

If the government does not take action immediately to clean the Yamuna of toxic pollutants, there will be no Holi celebrations in Braj, the Yamuna Rakshak Dal threatened on Thursday. They said they are ready for 'jail bharo' if the government did not agree to their demands.

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Thousands of people under the banner of the Yamuna Rakshak Dal have started a 'march-to-Parliament' from Vrindavan on March 1. Scores of volunteers walking towards Delhi found support for their cause of saving the Yamuna in Vijender Gupta (BJP) and Bhanu Pratap Singh, president of Kisan Union.

Addressing reporters with Rajnarayan Dwivedi and Udayan Sharma of Yamuna Rakshak Dal, Gupta demanded, "The government through a notification should ensure release of 70% water from Hathni Kund barrage. The government should review the water sharing agreement between Yamuna's riparian states." Gupta also demanded that chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who heads the Delhi Jal Board, should ensure that no sewage is dumped into the Yamuna in Delhi.


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