Which of the Following River(S) Is/Are Declared as a Legal Entity by an Act of Parliament? - Legal Reasoning

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Which of the following river(s) is/are declared as a legal entity by an Act of Parliament?


  • Ganga

  • Whanganui

  • Yamuna

  • All of the above

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The river that is declared as a legal entity by an act of parliament. Whanganui A division bench of Uttarakhand High Court has declared that rivers Ganga and Yamuna, all their tributaries, streams, every natural water flowing with flow continuously or intermittently of these rivers, as juristic/legal person /living entities having the status of a legal person with all corresponding rights, duties, and liabilities of a living person. Whanganui River, located on the north island of New Zealand, was the first river in the world that got this distinction. The only difference is that in New Zealand, it was Parliament that gave the special status to the Whanganui River.

Concept: Indian Constitution (Entrance Exams)
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