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After Hathras incident, Yogi govt in UP prepare SOPs for cremations

The Yogi Adityanath authorities in Uttar Pradesh has ready detailed commonplace working procedures (SOPs) that might be submitted earlier than the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad Excessive Court docket for dignified cremation of deceased in incidents just like the Hathras gang-rape and homicide.
LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath authorities in Uttar Pradesh has ready detailed commonplace working procedures (SOPs) that might be submitted earlier than the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad Excessive Court docket for dignified cremation of deceased in incidents just like the Hathras gang-rape and homicide.

A double-judge bench of Justices Rajan Roy and Jaspreet Singh had, on August 5, directed the state authorities to sensitise and counsel officers/staff concerned in such cremation to strictly observe it and obtain the target.

The court docket additionally directed the state authorities to inform, implement the SOPs and extensively publicize it at police stations, hospitals, main well being facilities, district headquarters, tehsil and collectorates, amongst different locations.

The excessive court docket had taken suo motu cognizance of the Hathras rape and homicide case on October 1, 2020 and directed the state authorities to organize an SOP for dignified cremation of our bodies after incidents like these.

On September 30, 2020, the district administration in Hathras had cremated the lady throughout night time hours in opposition to the needs of her dad and mom.

“The officers and employees under the state who are to be involved in the cremation of such bodies should be sensitised and counseled to follow the scheme/SOP strictly, and in a manner so as to achieve the objective rather than to defeat it,” noticed the court docket.

The court docket additional mentioned: “The observance and adherence to the scheme/SOP should not be an eye-wash or an empty formality. The letter and spirit of the scheme/SOP is paramount as it touches upon valuable constitutional and fundamental rights. The entire exercise should be conducted in a solemn manner with due respect to such rights.”

Earlier, it had additionally suggested the state authorities to think about giving a job to a member of the family of the sufferer and relocating them to anyplace exterior Hathras.

It could be recalled {that a} 19-year-old Dalit lady was gang-raped by 4 individuals in a village in Hathras district on September 14, 2020, when she had gone to the fields to gather cattle fodder. She was partially paralysed within the assault.

As her situation deteriorated, she was moved to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on September 28 and died within the early hours the subsequent day.

The case led to nationwide outrage and an enormous political controversy.

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