Bihar has knocked on the Centre’s door, calling for an investigation into the corpses flowing down the river Ganga, reiterating that they’re coming from Uttar Pradesh. Bihar minister Sanjay Jha right now tweeted Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. “You will need to positively see the place these our bodies have come from. The Bihar authorities will cooperate in each approach in its investigation,” his tweet learn.
In one other of a sequence of tweets, Mr Jha — who handles the state’s water sources portfolio — mentioned: “There isn’t a follow of consigning lifeless our bodies into rivers in Bihar. You understand that if a physique is thrown right into a river, it first drowns and after a time involves the floor and floats away. These our bodies have come from far-off. Medical doctors have mentioned within the postmortem that every one the our bodies are 4-5 days outdated”.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is damage by the follow of dumping the our bodies of suspected Covid sufferers into the river, which is “inhuman and insulting to Mom Ganga”, he posted.
His tweet was prompted by the restoration of 10 our bodies discovered on the border, at a spot referred to as Karmanasha, after a web was used yesterday.
Earlier this week, scores of our bodies had washed up on the banks of river Ganga in Bihar, spreading shock and anger. It’s suspected that the our bodies are that of Covid sufferers. In Buxar district, 71 our bodies had been retrieved from the riverbank.
Movies of a bridge close to Bihar border in Saran district doing the rounds on social media confirmed our bodies apparently being thrown into the river from ambulances stopping on the spot. Locals mentioned the ambulances belonged to each states.
Extra our bodies have been present in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, round 55 km upriver from Buxar.
Yesterday, the chief of Nationwide Mission of Clear Ganga issued an order barring the dumping of our bodies into the river.
“Dumping of our bodies/partially burnt our bodies/decomposed corpses within the rivers not solely causes air pollution within the river, however can also be unhygienic and will increase the danger of spreading infections within the communities inhabiting alongside the alongside the banks of the rivers, warranting emergency measures,” the order learn.
The letter, despatched to Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, additionally ordered the states to maintain vigilance “alongside the size of the river” to verify such incidences. The states have additionally been requested to eliminate the our bodies in keeping with Covid-19 protocol and ship a compliance report inside 14 days.
Mr Shekhawat, who controls the Central Jal Shakti ministry, had tweeted the order. The accompanying put up learn, “We’ve taken critical observe of the problem of dumping lifeless our bodies in River Ganga and instituted measures for the prohibition of the identical. The Centre by means of the NMCG and district authorities will guarantee all unidentified our bodies are disposed as per the protocol”.
We’ve taken critical observe of the problem of dumping lifeless our bodies in River Ganga and instituted measures for the prohibition of the identical.
The Centre by means of the NMCG and district authorities will guarantee all unidentified our bodies are disposed as per the protocol. pic.twitter.com/lfKBiGA0vE
— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) May 11, 2021
On Tuesday, a day after our bodies had been discovered within the Ganga at Buxar, the minister mentioned in a Hindi tweet: “The incident of corpses discovered floating in Ganga in Buxar area of Bihar is unlucky. That is positively a matter of investigation. The Modi authorities is dedicated to the cleanliness ”mom” Ganga. This incident is sudden. The involved states ought to take speedy cognizance on this regard”.