Cremation customs pollute Ganges river - Video Volunteers
The Ganga in Allahabad is being polluted by the tradition of immersing cremated corpses
3 Mar 2011

 

 


When Ajeet was in the 9th Standard, he had himself participated in the Hindu custom of immersing the dead in the Ganga river, which is considered holy. “That time, I didn’t think about it. I was upset that my cousin had died and I didn’t realize what I was doing. But now, I have many environmentalist friends who told me that I can’t drink water from the Ganga anymore because it is so polluted. They explained all the things that people are doing which are making the waters dirty. I felt so bad.”

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