High court seeks reply from central and Delhi government for not finding place for cremation in cremation ghats and cemeteries in Delhi
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Center and the Delhi government on a PIL filed to temporarily increase the number of cremation grounds and cemeteries in the city due to the large number of deaths due to Kovid-19 daily.
A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notices to the Center, the Delhi government, the National Disaster Management Authority and the municipal bodies. After considering the data available by these petitioner Pratyush Prashan, the bench has directed the respondent authorities to give their answers on these.
Told the court the reason for death
In the petition filed through advocate Snigdha Singh, Prasanna claimed, "Due to acute shortage of beds in hospitals and other items like test kits and oxygen supplies, a large number of people are dying in the country, especially in the National Capital Region."
The petition said, "Due to this the cremation grounds and cemeteries have been filled and it is taking a long time to cremate the dead bodies." Therefore, there is a need to temporarily increase the number of cremation grounds and cemeteries.
Alternative arrangements should be made for cremation
It has also requested to give alternative arrangements to make any park, ground, open space, stadium or any other such place to be cremated.
The petition said that due to lack of preparation, such a dangerous situation has arisen that the bodies have been buried and large crematoriums are sending back the bodies or charging more money for the last rites.
There is no place in the morgues of the hospitals
It claimed, 'The bodies were also asked to keep them in AC rooms for the night because there is no space in the morgues of the hospitals. It is a shock to the person who has suffered the untimely death of his loved one due to this epidemic. '
The petitioner has also requested to instruct the officials to ensure that there is a proper supply of wood and other necessary items for performing the last rites.
It states that medical items such as PPE kits should be made available to family members, friends and relatives attending the funeral.