With the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) seeking time to file its
reply, the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) comprising of Retired
District Judge A.D.Salkar and Mr.J.A Keny has adjourned to 3rd November the
hearing on the complaint filed over the lack of a proper crematorium for
the residents of Fonduvem in Ribandar. The Director of Municipal
Administration has informed the GHRC that it has sought the comments of the
CCP on the issue.
The GHRC last month issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Director of
Municipal Administration and Commissioner of Corporation of City of Panaji
after it was pointed out that for the Fonduvem ward at Ribandar the ‘Shree
Pandurang Devasthan’ has been struggling over the last few decades to get a
The authorities have miserably failed to ensure that the 100 odd households
in the locality are bestowed a proper crematorium for their final rites.
The authorities need to explain as to how they have in violation of the
Human Rights of the 100 odd families of Fonduvem ward at Ribandar failed to
provide a proper crematorium.
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