The Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal sought experiences from the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar whether or not Covid-19 protocols have been adopted whereas cremating/burying our bodies in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The tribunal requested the states to incorporate within the report the small print of the our bodies buried on the banks of River Ganga, starting from 2018 and up until March 31 this yr.

The Tribunal’s Principal Bench handed the order whereas listening to a plea that sought instructions to make sure that correct Covid-19 protocol was adopted in burial or cremation of the lifeless.

The Bench requested if any felony circumstances have been registered, or prosecution was launched towards those that violated the rules put in place for administration of the our bodies, Covid-infected or in any other case.

The inexperienced panel additionally requested whether or not there have been any violations of environmental norms and, if that’s the case, the small print of the remedial measures taken have to be furnished.

“What number of lifeless our bodies have been documented/discovered to have been floating in river Ganga and (b) to have been buried on the riverbed within the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar earlier than Covid-19 within the years 2018 and 2019 and after Covid-19 within the years 2020, 2021 and until 31.03.2022,” the bench dominated.

“In what number of circumstances monetary help was prolonged by the Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar respectively for cremation, funeral, or burial of the lifeless our bodies? What steps have been taken for creating public consciousness and selling public participation for stopping the floating of lifeless our bodies in river Ganga or their burial in or close to the riverbed?” the Bench requested.

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