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Covid: NHRC calls for special law to uphold dignity of dead as bodies found along Ganga river

Scroll | 17/05/2021 11:34 AM | Click to read full article

In the last week, thousands of bodies have been found, some either floating in the river or buried along the banks in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. The human rights body also sent a detailed advisory to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and states and Union Territories in this regard.

There are no specific laws in India to protect the rights of the dead.