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Protecting the Rights of the Dead and Their Kin

Secondary Title - Protecting the Rights of the Dead and Their Kin
The new bill of the Rajasthan government sparks a crucial discussion about the dignity of the deceased.

Article Note - It further mandates that the family members of the deceased respect the right to prompt and dignified final rites of their loved ones, unless there are exceptional reasons such as waiting for the next of kin to arrive.

Arguably, the increasing incidents of protests with dead bodies show that these acts are seen by the people as being effective against an unresponsive administration. It is also question-worthy as to why such protests tend to happen in India and not in, say, more advanced countries of the world.

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Updated On : 30th Aug, 2023

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