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Volume 661: debated on Tuesday 4 June 2019


Tuesday 4 June 2019

Presented Petition

Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

Yamuna River

The petition of residents of the United Kingdom ,

Declares that the Yamuna is worshipped by millions and is considered a holy river; the residents of the United Kingdom recognise the work of the save Yamuna campaign and request that the British Prime Minister work with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and the Indian Government to treat their industrial and domestic waste and not pour treated or untreated waste water into the Yamuna river and necessarily ensure that adequate natural flow of fresh water throughout the stretch, which starts from Yamunotri to Allahabad.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to assist the Indian Government and take into consideration that there is a dire need to save the Yamuna river and remove toxic waste.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Keith Vaz .]