Article 21 includes right to a decent burial/ last rites: Plea in Calcutta HC to hand over dead bodies of COVID-19 patients to family

While detailing how the dead bodies are disposed of in Kolkata, the petitioner says "None of the family members even get to see the body or face of the deceased as if he or she disappeared like a ghost into nowhere."
Article 21 includes right to a decent burial/ last rites: Plea in Calcutta HC to hand over dead bodies of COVID-19 patients to family
Calcutta High Court

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) plea has been moved in the Calcutta High Court seeking to direct the authorities to hand over the dead bodies of persons who have died on account of COVID-19 to the family members for burial/cremation (Vineet Ruia v. Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of West Bengal & Ors).

The plea filed by Vineet Ruia further seeks to direct the authorities to strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and the West Bengal State Health and Family Welfare Department pertaining to safe and proper cremation/burial of the dead bodies.

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