Uttarakhand High Court Bans All Water Sports Activities

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The high court has ordered a ban on all water sports activities including river water rafting & paragliding.

The court observed that these activities were performed in absence of any policy and has given two weeks to the state government to enact a law regulating the adventure sports.

“Sports and pleasure cannot be permitted to end in disaster,” the court observed while asking the state government to invite bids for conducting sporting activities in a transparent manner.

The court said,”we are shocked to know that the state government is permitting camping sites on river beds. It pollutes the environment and ecology of the river and the surrounding areas.”