Allahabad High Court asks Centre and U.P. State on actions being taken to protect the Varanasi ghats

Hearing the PIL (31229 of 2005) filed by the Kautilya Society, on 8th April 2015, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Dr Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice Dilip Gupta, directed the Central as well as state governments to inform on actions being taken in protecting the Varanasi ghats.

While fixing the fixing May 5 as the next date of hearing on the matter, the court asked the UP State Principal Secretary (Urban Development and Planning) to expeditiously complete the framing of “model by-laws” for the protection and maintenance of the Varanasi ghats.

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