Ex-Law Minister writes to CJI, flags video of canine nibbling at physique in UP

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By: Express News Service | New Delhi |

December 4, 2020 4:58:29 am

Former Union legislation minister and senior Congress chief Ashwani Kumar Former Union legislation minister and senior Congress chief Ashwani Kumar has written to Chief Justice S A Bobde and different judges of the Supreme Court urging them to take cognizance of a current incident through which a stray canine nibbled on the physique of a woman inside an Uttar Pradesh authorities hospital.
A video of the incident had surfaced on social media final week. The 15-year-old sufferer had died in an accident.The letter additionally talked about judgements of the Supreme Court, in addition to the Madras and Bombay High Courts, that talk of “a fundamental right to die with dignity embracing right to decent burial or cremation”.
Kumar recalled that the highest court docket had earlier taken cognisance “when the dumping of Covid-19 related dead bodies in a ditch was brought to its notice”.
“It is apparent, however, that despite the several rulings of the Court reiterating the right to dignity in death, there are continuing heart-rending aberrations in this regard,” he added.
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