Yamuna has become a gutter, says Hema Malini
New Delhi: Bollywood actress Hema Malini on Friday raised her voice against destruction of Yamuna, saying it "has been converted into a gutter" and asked the government to take steps to save the river.
"I'm sad that Yamuna has been converted into a gutter ... government should take steps (to clean the river)," Hema Malini said at an event here. She was here to launch Kent RO System's zero-wastage water purifier.
Earlier this week, several activists marched into Delhi demanding urgent measures by the government to clean the Yamuna river and also held a meeting with Union Minister of Water Resources Harish Rawat on the issue.
The protestors demanded cleaning of a 22-km stretch of the Yamuna in Delhi between Wazirabad Barrage and Okhla Barrage and release of at least 50 per cent of water from Hathini Kund barrage into the Yamuna.