Coronavirus: Right to decent burial facet of right to life, says Bombay High Court

The Economic Times | May 22, 2020 at 9:43 PM
  • A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice S S Shinde dismissed a bunch of petitions challenging an April 9 circular issued by the BMC designating 20 burial grounds and cemeteries in the city for disposing of bodies of persons who died due to COVID-19.
  • The court noted that the circular issued by the civic body was in consonance with law and the corporation had all authority and power to designate burial grounds and cemeteries.
  • The bench noted that persons who handle the cadaver have to adopt precautionary measures and a detailed procedure to be observed at the time of burial is also laid down.