SANGAM: Angry over Ganga water turning black and red over the past 48 hours, Shankaracharyas, seers and Dandi swamis, with all the akaharas in tow, expressed on Tuesday said the state government was hurting their faith and sentiments.

Taking an oath at Harishchandra ghat to make the river clean and pure, the Shankarachrya, mahants, mahamandleshwars and seers announced to block eminent roads leading to Sangam on Wednesday.