Former Law Minister (Sr Adv) Ashwani Kumar Writes To CJI To Take Suo Moto Action Against Reported Incidents Of Manhandling Of Covid Patients/ Dead Bodies [Read Letter]

first_imgTop StoriesFormer Law Minister (Sr Adv) Ashwani Kumar Writes To CJI To Take Suo Moto Action Against Reported Incidents Of Manhandling Of Covid Patients/ Dead Bodies [Read Letter] Akshita Saxena10 Jun 2020 2:52 AMShare This – xSenior Advocate Dr. Ashwani Kumar has addressed a letter to CJI SA Bobde highlighting the grave infraction of the citizen’s right to die with dignity amid the Covid-19 pandemic. He has asked the CJI to take suo moto notice of various reported incidents, whereby persons suffering from Covid19 infection are being ill-treated and their dead bodies are being manhandled. He has drawn…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSenior Advocate Dr. Ashwani Kumar has addressed a letter to CJI SA Bobde highlighting the grave infraction of the citizen’s right to die with dignity amid the Covid-19 pandemic. He has asked the CJI to take suo moto notice of various reported incidents, whereby persons suffering from Covid19 infection are being ill-treated and their dead bodies are being manhandled. He has drawn the attention of the CJI towards a tragic indecent in Madhya Pradesh where an elderly man suffering from Covid was tied to a bed, after he allegedly failed to make payment of fees for his treatment. Similarly in the Union Territory of Puducherry, he pointed out, a vide had surfaced whereby government workers could be seen throwing the body of a COVID-19 positive man into a pit. “The tragic and condemnable sight of a Covid-19 patient being chained to a bed in a hospital in Madhya Pradesh and another sight in Puducherry of a dead body being thrown in a pit for burial, has shocked the conscience of the Republic committed to human dignity under the Constitution, which recognizes dignity as a core constitutional value at the pinnacle in the hierarchy of non-negotiable constitutional rights,” the letter states. Dr. Kumar has also raised concern over the reported piling up of bodies in hospitals and mortuaries, non-availability of cremation/ burial grounds and reported non-functioning of electric crematoriums constitute disheartening and an unacceptable violation of Right to Die with Dignity. He has emphasized that as upheld by the Madras High Court recently in a Suo-Motu PIL and Bombay High Court in Pradeep Gandhy v. State of Maharashtra, Right to die with dignity embracing right to decent burial or cremation, is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution. He has stated that even the Supreme Court has on multiple occasions recognized the “right to die with dignity” as a fundamental right and has asserted that the Court has the “duty and the power” to ensure that the law declared by it is actually enforced. “It is requested that the Court takes suo-motu notice of the matter. In view of the shocking infraction of the fundamental right to dignity…Your Lordships are respectfully requested, to issue such orders, writs or other directions as will effectuate the citizens’ right to die with dignity,” the letter reads. The Delhi HC had recently taken suo moto cognizance of a newspaper report which highlighted the sad state of affairs in which the bodies of those who have died of COVID19 were being handled by the mortuary as well as crematoriums. The Court has asked the Delhi Government to file a status report highlighting the degree of compliance with its own guidelines on proper disposal of bodies of COVID19 patients.Taking cognizance of reports on how the burial of a doctor, who succumbed to a heart attack, after contracting COVID infection, invited mass opposition, creating a law and order situation, the Madras High Court had issued notice to the state on the issue of the right to burial being guaranteed under Article 21.The Bombay HC has also in a recent order made extensive observations with regard to right to have a decent burial, after the burial ceremony of a Covid affected Doctor was disrupted.”In the considered opinion of the Court the scope and ambit of Article 21 includes, right to have a decent burial. It prima facie appears that as a consequence of above said alleged acts, a person who practiced a noble profession as a doctor and breathed his last, has been deprived of his right, to have a burial, in a cemetery earmarked for that purpose and that apart, on account of law and order and public order problem created, the officials who have performed their duties, appeared have sustained grievous injuries,” the order stated.Click Here To Download Letter Read Letter Next Storylast_img read more

USNS Comfort arrives in Peru

first_img Share this article Photo: USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) was at PortMiami for a press event before departing on its 2019 Enduring Promise deployment to South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Photo: US Navy View post tag: USNS Comfort View post tag: US Navycenter_img US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Callao, Peru, for the second port visit of its 2019 deployment.The ship arrived in Callao on July 8 to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs, including local populations and Venezuelans who have fled to Peru from the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.“Our team will work side-by-side with hundreds of doctors, nurses and surgeons throughout the region to build medical readiness, disaster capacity and lasting relationships,” said Adm. Craig S. Faller, Commander US Southern Command.Comfort’s team consists of military and civilian personnel from the United States and partner nations, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru.“Our team will work together toward a common goal of alleviating stress placed on the country’s medical systems,” said Capt. Brian J. Diebold, commander, Task Force 49. “We’re committed to increasing partner nation capacity to provide medical assistance and disaster relief.”This marks the fourth Comfort visit to Peru and the seventh to the region since 2007. The embarked medical teams will provide care on board Comfort and at two land-based medical sites.This mission stop is part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative and reflects the United States’ ongoing commitment to friendship, partnership, and solidarity with partner nations in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. It is also an invaluable opportunity to learn from other partner nations. View post tag: Venezuelalast_img read more

Elkhart fire crews battle blaze while en-route to 9-11 memorial

first_img Facebook Google+ Previous articleIndiana homeless population rising in South BendNext articleKaren Pence says more people are discussing mental health due to the pandemic Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterest By Jon Zimney – September 12, 2020 0 367 WhatsApp Twitter Elkhart fire crews battle blaze while en-route to 9-11 memorial Facebook Pinterest Google+ (Bill Beck/Elkhart Truth) Elkhart Fire crews were en-route for a 9-11 memorial, on Friday, Sep. 11, when they discovered smoke coming from a home in the 1900 block of Roys Avenue.On arrival, crews found heavy black smoke fire coming out the front of the home.More manpower was sent while crews began battling the blaze.A second home sustained exterior damage due to proximity to the original fire.There was no report of any injuries. The fire was ruled accidental.The American Red Cross was notified to provide assistance.last_img read more

All international football should be postponed, says FIFA

first_imgFIFA boss InfantinoParis, France | AFP |  FIFA on Friday recommended that all international football matches scheduled for March and April be postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus.Falling short of banning matches outright, world football’s governing body said that clubs would be allowed to refuse to send their players to national squad gatherings in March and April.FIFA also said that it was working on rescheduling qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in both Asia and South America which have been postponed.“All international matches previously scheduled to take place in March and April should now be postponed until such time that they can take place in a safe and secure environment,” FIFA said. FIFA added that the “final decision” on any postponements “rests with the respective competition organisers or relevant member association in case of friendlies”.FIFA rules normally oblige clubs to release players for national team matches, but this rule has been temporarily reversed.“In light of the current situation concerning the Coronavirus, FIFA has decided that general football rules which normally oblige clubs to release players for national team matches will not apply for the up-coming international windows in March/April,” the statement said.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Legislative Page Torsten Spieler

first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by House Democratic CaucusTorsten Spieler, a student at Avanti High School, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by State Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Sequim), Torsten is the son of Jen Waldref and Thilo Spieler of Olympia and Lacey. Pages assume a wide variety of responsibilities, from presenting the flags to distributing amendments on the House floor. Pages support the efficient operation of the Legislature while also receiving daily civics instruction, drafting their own bills, and participating in mock committee hearings.last_img read more

See how Sourav Ganguly reacted to the news of the Mohun Bagan – ATK…

first_imgAdvertisement 6k52iuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6oydw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5co0Would you ever consider trying this?😱uavCan your students do this? 🌚awRoller skating! Powered by Firework BCCI president and former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly, who also happens to be a hardcore football fan, reckons that the merger between ATK, the Kolkata-based Indian Super League franchise and I-League giant Mohun Bagan is a “momentous partnership for Bengal football”. On Thursday, the RPSG Group, (owner of ATK) acquired majority shareholding in Mohun Bagan Football Club (India) Private Limited and Bagan is all set to play as ATK-Mohun Bagan in next year’s ISL.Advertisement “A momentous partnership for Bengal football. I have no doubt ATK and Mohun Bagan will be torchbearers of moving Indian football forward together,” Ganguly tweeted.Advertisement “In this context, I am very thankful to India’s one of the most well-known industrialists and our Kolkata’s very own Dr Sanjiv Goenka for his investment through RPSG. Their vision on Indian football aligns with our philosophy and our combined forces will surely take the club to bigger and greater heights. In this respect, it is a red-letter day in the history of this iconic institution,” said Swapan Sadhan Bose, Chairman, Mohun Bagan Football Club (India) Pvt. Ltd. in an official statement.“I can assure millions and millions of Bagan supporters spread across the globe, that the poetry will continue. Now that the prose is ready to lend a helping hand,” he added.Meanwhile, former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia also hailed the merger but hopes that ATK should maintain the 130-year-old club’s legacy to reap rewards of their hard-work.“It’s good that Mohun Bagan is getting a good buyer but I think the colour and name has to be kept and the logo. Their history is very rich. It’s good that RPSG Group is buying it, they are a very professional company. But I hope that they can completely use the Mohun Bagan colour, logo and jersey. It should be maroon and green,” Bhutia said in an interview.The RPSG Group is set to become 80 per cent majority shareholder while Mohun Bagan Football Club (India) Private Limited will own the remaining. The merged club will come into existence from June 1, 2020 and will participate in the Indian Super League season (ISL) next season as well as other important competitions held by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).You may also like:Sunil Chhetri aware that his international career is winding downEXCLUSIVE: Minerva FC goalkeeper Nidhin Lal accuses club of not paying his salary for 8 months Advertisementlast_img read more

Serie A sensation watched by Chelsea and Manchester United

first_img1 Mauro Icardi Chelsea and Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Mauro Icardi after sending scouts to watch him at the weekend, according to reports in Italy.The Inter Milan man has been one of the stars of Serie A this season and is the second top scorer in the league with 15 goals.That form has sparked interest from Europe’s elite clubs, who are all interested in a summer swoop for the 22-year-old.Manchester City have been seen as one of the frontrunners for the Argentine’s signature, while Bayern Munich are also in the race.And now Chelsea and Manchester United have stepped up their interest in the striker ahead of this summer’s transfer window.According to Calciomercato, the Premier League pair sent scouts to watch Icardi at the weekend as Inter fell to a 1-0 defeat against Sampdoria.last_img read more