"The rivers have inherent right to flow without hindrance": P&H HC issues directions to curb illegal mining on Sutlej River Bed [Read Order]

Interestingly, the Court has also urged the Department to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs/'Drones') to monitor occurrences of illegal mining.
Sand Mining (Representative Image)
Sand Mining (Representative Image)

Issuing notice in a petition seeking the Court's interference against illegal mining on the banks of the Sutlej river, the Punjab and Haryana High Court condemned the unlawful extraction of minerals stating:

"The excessive extraction of minerals poses grave threat to the bridges / National Highway, State Highway...The rivers have inherent right to flow without hindrance."
Punjab and Haryana High Court
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