The Delhi High Court has today Issued Notice in a Public Interest Litigation seeking directions to increase number of of crematoriums in Delhi amid increasing number of deaths due to Covid.
A divisional bench of the Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jasmeet singh Issued Notice to the Delhi Government and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
The petition filed by Pratyush Prasanna, practising Advocate said, “public interest litigation has arisen out of health emergency arising due to overwhelmed crematoriums and untimely burial/cremations of people of Delhi who have succumbed to death due to Covid-19.”
The plea further stated, “Be that as it may, it is also submitted that there are no Helpline numbers for such purposes are available and due to crisis that has arisen in Delhi.”
“The devastation caused by the lack of preparedness is such that there are massive backlogs of dead bodies and the largest crematoriums are also turning away bodies or are charging higher amounts for cremation”, the petitioner added.