Plea Filed In Delhi High Court Seeking Directions For Dignified Cremation/ Burial Of Covid-19 Victims

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Filed In Delhi High Court Seeking Directions For Dignified Cremation/ Burial Of Covid-19 Victims Akshita Saxena1 May 2021 6:53 AMShare This – x”The entire city has turned into a graveyard and the people of Delhi are not even getting to perform the last rites and rituals with dignity of their loved ones,” says a plea filed before the Delhi High Court. The petition has been filed by Advocate Pratyush Prasanna against the State of NCT of Delhi, Union of India, National Disaster Management Authority and others seeking right to die with dignity for Covid casualties. It alleges that the massive increase in number of Covid-19 cases and consequent rise in number of deaths has led to “backlog of dead bodies” and even the largest crematoriums in the city are either turning away bodies or are charging higher amounts for cremation. It is also alleged that the cremation ground for pets are now being used to cremate victims of the deadly virus. “Due to the backlogs, the bodies are even asked to be kept in AC room for a night as there are no space in the hospital mortuary for the same to be kept or for that matter any other mortuary in the state. This is the kind of trauma a person is going through who has lost a loved one, untimely to a pandemic,” the plea further states. The Petitioner has therefore sought an urgent increase in the number of mortuaries, and also the number of crematoriums across Delhi, making alternative arrangements by converting parks, fields, stadiums etc as cremation site. It is also urged that proper supply of wood and other necessary materials be ensured for carrying out last rites of the dead and other reliefs. Inter alia, the petition seeks a direction to the Respondent authorities to ensure that there is no jurisdictional issue in cremation and no waiting time for the people who have arrived at the cremation site with the dead body. Towards this end, it is urged that helpline numbers, mobile applications and dedicated portals be created wherein all the information regarding cremation sites, burial sites etc. and all other necessary information can be collected. The matter is likely to come up for hearing on May 4. The PIL is filed through Advocate Snigdha Singh. In related news, the Telangana High Court recently took exception to the mess that the families of victims of Covid-19 are being made to undergo for cremation of their loved ones. “Even in death, human bodies are not being treated with the dignity they deserve” observed a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy on being informed that it has become “virtually impossible” to find transport to ferry the dead bodies from hospitals/ homes to the cremation grounds/burial grounds. Inter alia, the Court was also informed that due to increase in mortality rate, dead bodies are piling up waiting to be cremated due to paucity of space and non-availability of adequate facilities and man power. Also Read: Plea In Delhi High Court Seeks Court Monitored Probe Into Alleged Siphoning Of Funds Collected Under CM Covid-19 Relief Fund Tags#Delhi High Court PIL Right To Die With Dignity Proper Disposal of bodies of Covid19 Victims Cremation Ground Dignity of dead Next Storylast_img read more

Remote workforce information security tips

first_imgWorking from home presents a whole new host of unique information security risks. Although being at home can tend to make people more lax about important information security habits, this is actually a time when we will need to be even morevigilant than usual, as cyber criminals look to take advantage of vulnerabilities.What can you do to help protect your company, employees, and clients from exposures? In this blog post, we’ll discuss important information security tips and reminders to aid business leaders in ensuring that their sensitive data stays safe and protected.Think before you clickBe aware that the COVID-19 pandemic presents a prime opportunity for cyber criminals. Criminals continue to take advantage of those seeking information on coronavirus, as they leverage malware campaigns that imitate reputable sources like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), or your local public health service. The impersonators will ask your employees to click on links or download materials such as outbreak maps, so it is important to remind your remote workers to think before they act. Consider sending out a companywide communication alerting employees about the importance of going straight to the source for information and updates by visiting only reputable websites. If you or any of your employees think they may be the subject of a phishing attempt to obtain sensitive information, be sure to have them alert your security team at once. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Two Spanish sports journalists die from coronavirus

first_img Tags: Coronavirus Source: Marca Sports journalism is in mourning after José Maria Candela, who has featured prominently on Radio Nacional de España for the last decade, and Tomás Díaz-Valdés , a motorsport reporter, died from COVID-19José María Candela had been unwell for about a week with fever and other symptoms of the disease.Radio Nacional confirmed the news on Twitter and immediately there was an outpouring of grief from colleagues and fans.center_img Chema Candela covered Atlético de Madrid for the station, a team he followed for many seasons.Tomás Díaz Valdés, a pilot and journalist, was one of the leading figure in motorsport journalismThere were numerous messages of condolence Díaz-Valdés, who worked for many years with Spanish newspaper AS, after his death was confirmed.Spain is one of the countries highest-hit by the disease in Europe with over 20,000 cases and over 1,000 deaths.Football in the country has been suspended, as well as other sporting activities.last_img read more