The bereaved father demands Delhi HC’s intervention in bringing back the body of Kovid-19 infected son from Jordan

The bereaved father demands Delhi HC’s intervention in bringing back the body of Kovid-19 infected son from Jordan

A bereaved father moved the Delhi High Court on Saturday, seeking to direct the Delhi International Airport Limited, a migrant laborer, to allow Kovid, who was a migrant laborer, on 4 November Committed suicide in front of -19, which was according to standard operation. Procedure (SOP) issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Zaheeruddin, through his lawyer Subhash Chandran KR, told the court that his son Abdul Kalam, 26, an Indian citizen, died at his workplace due to Kovid-19 in Jordan.

Following the intervention of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Jordan office and the Embassy of India in Jordan, the employer has agreed to meet the expenses for sending Kalam’s mortal remains to India. Subsequently, the Embassy of India completed the formalities of repatriation of Kalam’s remains and Emirates Airlines agreed to take his body from Amman to Delhi Airport.

Beyond the lawyers, Beyond Borders (LBB) India, with the help of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Seva Dal (SBS Foundation, Delhi), obtained and transported Kovid’s positive body, according to the petition. Cremated cremation. ) As per request of ILO and Embassy of India in Jordan.

The petitioner also pointed out the work of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Seva Dal, a non-governmental organization, and said that it has so far cremated the positive bodies of 525 Kovids, who are following proper corona protocol for handling the bodies. .

Unfortunately, even after the completion of most of the formalities, the Embassy of India informed the petitioner that the officials of Delhi International Airport Limited have objected to sending Kalam’s body to Delhi Airport.

“It is pertinent to mention that Delhi airport employees are not required to handle the body of Abdul Kalam as the SBS Foundation has already made an undertaking to the concerned authorities to obtain, handle and transport the Kovid positive body of the petitioner’s son. The petitioner stated that all he has to do is issue an entry pass with a horse van / ambulance for 4-5 volunteers of SBS Foundation to get the corpse from the airport / cargo.

Noting that the Ministry of Health has issued guidelines and standard operating procedure to bring back the mortal remains of Kovid-19 patients / suspects in India, the petitioner submitted that the Indian airport was already a domestic carrier In Kovid allowing for the transport of positive bodies.

Subsequently, the petitioner issued a directive from Delhi High Court to Delhi International Airport Limited to issue entry pass for horse van / ambulance with 4-5 volunteers from SBS Foundation to retrieve the body of Abdul Kalam from the airport / cargo. . Delhi Airport as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The petitioner also told the court that through the Beyond Borders lawyers, they sent a memorandum to DIAL requesting permission to bring back the mortal remains of Abdul Kalam, but no reply has been received yet.

The matter is likely to be heard in the Delhi High Court next week.

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