Even attempts by the Britishers to dig a canal passing through Har ki Pauri were thwarted by the locals and priests.
However, he denied that Ganga was described as a ‘canal’ in the order.
Locals and priests of the temple town were also duly consulted.
Haridwar: After recent assurance by VHP general secretary Rajendra Singh Pankaj that necessary steps would be taken to reverse the Congress government’s order declaring Ganga stretch as a canal, protests by locals and priests have once again started gaining momentum here.
The upper Ganga canal begins after the Mayapur dam.” Ganga Sabha general secretary R K Mishra said, “The apex body of priests had written letters to the chief minister urging him to take necessary action in this regard.