(Juhi Aishwarya Intern Journalist)
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to consider it, rejecting a petition to ban the burial of coronavirus patients in three cemeteries in the Bandra West area of Mumbai. The petition was filed in the Supreme Court after the Bombay High Court refused to stay it.
SC dismisses plea for a ban on the burial of corona infected bodies in a cemetery in Mumbai
A two-member bench of Justices Rohinton Nariman and Indira Banerjee referred the matter to the Bombay High Court, stating that the High Court had decided the case in the interim stage and directed it to decide on the pending petition in two weeks.
Who filed the petition?
This petition has been filed by Pradeep Gandhi, who lives in Bandra West. The petition has been filed in the Supreme Court after the Bombay High Court refused to stay it. The High Court on April 27 turned down Gandhi’s demand. However, in the meantime, the Nawapada Masjid Bandra and the Shantakruj Golibar Dargah Trust have also filed an intervention application, requesting that they be heard in the case. The Trust has opposed the petition and upheld the High Court order.
Burial of corona infects threatens infection
Demanding a moratorium on the burial of the corona infection in a cemetery located in the densely populated Bandra, Gandhi, in his special permission petition filed against the Bombay High Court order, said that corona infection in three cemeteries located there died of infection The burial of people should be banned because there is a population of 330000 people around the cemeteries located there. There is a density of about 29000 people on a kilometer.
The petition states that the three cemeteries located there are connected to each other and are very close to the petitioner’s house. These tombs are surrounded by a residential colony from all sides and are located in the center of Bandra. There is a danger of spreading corona in the surrounding area due to the burial of corona infected there.