The Uttarakhand excessive court docket on Wednesday lifted its ban on rafting, paragliding and different water sports activities in all rivers of the kingdom. The ruling comes after the state government filed a comprehensive affidavit along with files related to ‘The Uttarakhand River Rafting/Kayaking Rules, 2014’ before the excessive courtroom. On June 18, the court had banned rafting, paragliding and different water sports activities in all rivers of the nation until the nation government framed a policy to regulate them. Modifying its previous order, the court on Wednesday said: “The country authorities has filed a complete affidavit and also positioned an annexure on report viz. Uttarakhand River Rafting/Kayaking Rules, 2014. White river rafting is allowed inside the state, strictly as consistent with the Uttarakhand River Rafting/Kayaking Rules, 2014.” The HC additionally authorized the navy to undertake white river rafting after taking all precautions and directed the nation government to difficulty essential no objection certificates to the army inside a duration of three days.
According to an application submitted in the HC, it became talked about that “military personnel must undertake rafting as in step with their fashionable technique” in the rivers of the nation. A department bench of performing chief justice Rajiv Sharma and justice Lok Pal Singh gave these guidelines even as listening to a public hobby litigation (PIL) filed by means of Rishikesh based totally social activist Hari Om Kashyap. The petitioner had pointed out in his PIL that government involved were issuing unlawful leases in favour of the non-public agencies within the river bed of the Ganga. According to the PIL, brief structures had been allowed to be installation at the banks of Ganga and rafting was being carried out by using personal marketers with out following any law.