An Indian girl approached Delhi Excessive Court docket looking for mortal stays of her deceased Hindu Husband who was mistakenly buried as per the Muslim rites in Saudi Arabia after an official translator on the Indian Consulate wrongly declared the person as Muslim.
The deceased’s spouse has approached the court docket looking for route to the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) to take steps to urgently exhume the stays and repatriate them to India in a time sure method for conducting of rites in accordance with deceased particular person’s faith.
The person, recognized as Sanjeev Kumar, was an Indian migrant and Indian passport holder who handed away on account of a cardiac arrest in Saudi Arabia on January 24. His mortal stays have been stored on the Baesh Normal Hospital in Jizan, Saudi Arabia. The involved hospital licensed the demise of the person. Nevertheless, the official translator of the Indian Consulate incorrectly translated the loss of life certificates, declaring the person as Muslim.
In a writ petition filed via advocate Subhash Chandran Okay R, the petitioner mentioned that on getting the data of her husband’s loss of life, her members of the family requested the involved authority to repatriate the mortal stays to India.
Anju Sharma, the spouse of the deceased additional within the plea said that even after seven weeks of the loss of life, the authorities did not do vital formalities to repatriate the mortal stays of Sanjeev Kumar to India.
In keeping with information company PTI, Justice Prathiba M Singh listening to the case, mentioned that “the involved officer from the MEA not beneath the rank of deputy secretary shall be a part of the proceedings on March 18 to apprise this court docket concerning the replace on steps taken and standing on transportation of mortal stays of the deceased.”
“Satisfactory steps must have been taken to convey again the physique of the deceased to India to conduct the final ceremony,” Singh famous.
The plea additionally sought motion in opposition to the involved officers of Indian Consulate at Jeddah for his or her wilful negligence. It additionally requested a corrected loss of life certificates of the deceased and provide the doc to the spouse.