Hundreds protest — seeking clean Yamuna

Mathura, Jan 27 (IANS) Hundreds of people, including Hindu holy men, staged a noisy protest here on Wednesday against the unending pollution of the Yamuna river.

Led by Jai Krishan Das of the Yamuna Rakshak Dal, the demonstrators raised slogans as they marched to the district magistrate’s office. Some of them were on two-wheelers or in cars.

Many of the protesters were Hindu holy men.

A memorandum handed over to City Magistrate Vijay Kumar called for action to stop discharge of waste water and sewage from scores of big and small drains into the Yamuna.

“If the administration fails to meet our demand, we will raise a wall at Cheer Ghat in Vrindavan on February 1 to plug a drain opening into the river,” Jai Krishna Das said.

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