Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding Manoj Mishra's petitions in NGT adversely affecting the environmental religious rights, 11/07/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ojasvi Party Vs Ministry of Environment Forest dated 11/07/2017. The Applicant has alleged that Manoj Mishra and his fellow colleagues have filed several petitions in the guise of protection of environment and have adversely affected the environmental religious rights of the Hindu citizens by restraining them from immersing idols and other materials into the river Yamuna and declaring cracking of fire crackers and cremation of dead bodies by Hindus as polluting to the environment. The Petitioner has also raised issues, amongst others, the pollution of river Yamuna caused by the discharge of municipal/sewage/solid waste into the river Yamuna and interruption in the flow of the river due to construction of Signature bridge in the flood plain of the river Yamuna as well as due to increased deposit of sand in the river bed because of prohibition on the sand mining.

NGT while dismissing the Application said that the perusal of the Application clearly states that it is a "sheer abuse of process of law".