Concessions should be allowed for the care of the dead according to the Covid protocol.The leaders point out a kind of disrespect towards the dead
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In a joint statement, the leaders of the Muslim religious organizations demanded that concessions should be given in accordance with the Covid protocol for the care and burial of the bodies of Covid victims in the face of increasing Covid deaths.
It is a matter of grave concern that the corpse should be buried in a manner that is disrespectful in a situation where significant concessions have been granted to all sections of the society in compliance with the protocol. Article 21 of the Constitution states that the body must be treated with dignity.
The World Health Organization has highlighted this.Now the authorities need to check whether the bodies of those who died of Kovid infection are being disrespected in the name of Kovid protocol.
It is sad that the provisions imposed on this issue are not even in the guidelines of the World Health Organization.
The government should allow exemptions for bathing and burying dead bodies with the help of specially trained volunteers to perform religious obligations. The leaders also called for urgent changes in the current approach to the body.
Statement signed by:
1. Panakkad Syed Hyder Ali Shihab Thangal
2. Syed Jifri Muthukoya Thangal (Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama)
3. Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Muslyar (Samastha Kerala Sunni Jamiyyathula Ulama)
4. TP Abdullakoya Madani (KNM)
5. MI Abdul Aziz (Jamaat-e-Islami)
6. Thodiyoor Muhammad Kunhi Moulavi (South Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama)
7. A. Najeeb Moulavi (Kerala State Jamiyyathul Ulama)
8. (TK Ashraf, People’s Secretary, Wisdom Islamic Organization)
9. CP Ummer Sulami (Nadwatul Mujahideen, Markasuddahwa)
10. Abul Khair Moulavi (Tabligh Jamaat)
11. Hafiz Abdul Shukoor Al Qasimi (Member, Personal Law Board)
12. VH. Aliyar K. Qasimi (Jamiat Ulema A Hind – Kerala Chapter)