Is burial of dead bodies allowed in places not designated as burial grounds? Madras High Court refers issue to larger bench

A bench of Chief Justice SV Gangapurwala and Justice PD Audikesavalu was told that neither the Tamil Nadu Panchayats Act of 1994 nor the Tamil Nadu Village Panchayat Rules of 1999 contain a general prohibition. 
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

The Madras High Court recently referred to a larger bench the question of whether one can bury the dead at places other than designated burial sites, in view of the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Village Panchayats (Provision of Burial and Burning Grounds) Rules, 1999 (1999 Rules).

Loading content, please wait...
Bar and Bench - Indian Legal news