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JAMMU: A Division Bench (DB) of the State High Court comprising First Puisne Judge Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta on Wednesday granted six weeks time to State to file reply in Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by S. Nayyar who highlighted issue regarding failure of State to protect the Mansar-Surinsar Lakes. In the PIL, Advocate Sumit Nayyar submitted that Jammu and Kashmir attracts people from all over the world for its presence of religious temples and striking scenic beauty. “Situated at a distance of 42 km from Jammu city, Surinsar Lake is known for its natural bounty and some mythological importance. The beauty and natural splendor of Surinsar Lake can be compared with the magnificence of Dal Lake and Nagin Lake of Srinagar. Surinsar Lake and Mansar Lake are considered to be twin lakes. Mansar is located 30 km away from it. The Surinsar -Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary is nestled in the midst of both the lakes and supports three mammalian species and 15 avifauna species including crane.
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