Madhya Pradesh Aug 28(ILNS): The Madhya Pradesh High Court recently, disposed of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), raising the issue of water pollution through immersion of effigies, idols in the city of Jabalpur.
The PIL has been filed by the Petitioners Avinash Khatri and others in the year 2009 with the prayer that the respondents be directed to restrain the pollution of the water tanks/reservoirs/ponds of Jabalpur city viz. Hanumantal, Adhartal, Ranital, Gokalpur, Gullouwa talaab, etc. by immersion of effigies, idols, or any kind of hazardous material. The prayer was also made to direct the respondents to prepare a time-bound scheme to prevent pollution of all such water bodies.
The Jabalpur Division Bench comprised of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Vijay Kumar Shukla, in view of that statement made by the counsel appearing on behalf of Municipal Corporation, Jabalpur, disposed of the Petition.
Harpreet Singh Ruprah, Counsel for the Municipal Corporation Jabalpur submitted before the High Court that now two huge tanks have been built by the Municipal Corporation in Tilwaraghat and Gwarighat for the purpose of immersion of the idols during Ganesh Puja and Durga Puja and any other kind of festival and therefore the grievance of the Petitioners have already been redressed.
Swapnil Ganguly, Deputy Advocate General appeared for the State Government./ILNS/SS/SNG