Delhi High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of a newspaper report which has highlighted the sad state of affairs in which the bodies of those who have died of COVID19 are being handled by the mortuary as well as crematoriums.
The Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon has passed an order to bring the alleged human rights violations to the notice of the Chief Justice, to take up the aforesaid matter in public interest, for issuing requisite directions.
The newspaper report which the court perused has mentioned the following:
While taking the suo moto cognizance, the court highlighted that:
'We, as citizens of Delhi are pained at the aforesaid state of affairs and as judges find the situation as reported and if true, to be highly dissatisfactory and violative of the rights of the dead.'
The court have also directed for this order to be given to Delhi Government and all the Municipal Corporations in Delhi.
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