Published: Thursday 31 December 1998

The Delhi High Court has taken a serious note of the dumping of bodies of infants in the Yamuna. The bench of the court comprising justice Anil Dev and Justice M Mudgal were responding to a public interest litigation filedby litendra Sahani, a city resident. The petition sought to immediately ban thepractice ofdumpingof bodies in the Yamuns. The court has directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the Delhi Jal Board to give their replies to the allegations. Water burial is practised by certain communities in India.

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