News and photos of innumerable bodies lying on the banks of the Ganges River in various parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh continued to emerge. Youturn has also released a detailed report on this.
A popular newspaper based in Madhya Pradesh is Dainik Bhaskar, reported that more than 2,000 bodies had been dumped on the banks of the Ganges in 27 districts along the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh alone.
The report is shocking, based on a field survey conducted by 30 spokespersons of Dainik Bhaskar in 27 districts in UP.
Of the 27 districts, Kannuj, Kanpur, and Unnao districts were the worst affected by the second wave of the corona, the report said. The details of the report are as follows:
More than 350 dead bodies have been buried near Kannuj near Mahadevi Ganga Ghat. To cover this up, the administration covers the bodies with mud. Rajnarayan Pandey, who works at Mahadevi Ganga Ghat, said, “Dead bodies buried on the banks of the Ganges rise when the water level rises. These corpses are float and transported to other districts. This is the situation in all the districts along the coast. ”
Several bodies have been buried near Shereshwar Ghat, half an hour from Kanpur, the largest city in Uttar Pradesh. Only the body buried on the ground was found everywhere. Some corpses were bitten by dogs and eagles and crows were seen sitting. After receiving the information, the police team came and started burying the bodies, said the reporter who inspected the place.
It was during this corona period that the country’s largest crematorium was built in the Unnao district. More than 900 bodies are buried near Suklaganj Ghat and Buxar Ghat. Human organs were scattered every step of the way in those two places when the Dynasty Bhaskar magazine conducted studies here. It was only after we broke the news that the executives there began to work as if waking up in a hurry.
In Fatehpur, adjacent to Unna, about 20 dead bodies were buried in the Ganges. Last Thursday, the Fatehpur and Unnao administration were blaming each other for not taking responsibility for those bodies. After about 8 hours of effort, it was decided that the people of the two districts would perform the funeral rites of the dead bodies in their respective areas.
The situation is similar in the eastern districts of UP, where 280 bodies have been found so far in Kashipur. More bodies are being found.
The situation is still under control in western Uttar Pradesh districts. According to the report, districts of Bijnor, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Bulandshahr, Hapur, Aligarh, Kasganj, Sambal, Amroha, Badanyu, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi and Farrukhabad are still in a state under normal situation.
It is unknown at this time what caused the deaths.
Speaking to the Indian Express, Unnao District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said, “The state administration is trying its best to cremate the people. However, many are complaining that the cost of cremation has increased amid the rising death toll from the corona epidemic. ”
“It used to cost Rs 500 to set up a cremation platform, now it costs between Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,000 and the entire cremation process costs Rs 10,000,” Pradeep Kumar, who works as a barber at the crematorium, told The Wire.
Uttar Pradesh BJP spokesperson Navneet Sehgal has denied media reports that 2,000 bodies of corona victims have been recovered in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. He added, “Every time we retrieve 10 to 20 bodies, some villages along the banks do not cremate the dead due to Hindu traditions.” As THE WIRE reported in the English press.
To handle the situation, the BJP state government led by Yogi Adityanath has deployed the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the PAC’s Jal Police to patrol all rivers to prevent the dumping of bodies on the banks.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Secretary, Department of Water Resources and Ganga Rehabilitation, Ministry of Water and Power to file a report on the incident within four weeks. It said the incidents were a disgrace to society and a violation of the rights of the dead.