Haryana Cabinet Greenlights Bill Against Protests with Dead Body: On Tuesday, the Haryana cabinet passed a draft bill that would make it illegal to protest with a dead body.
An official statement says that the Haryana Honourable Disposal of Dead Body Bill-2024 aims to protect the dead’s honor.
Haryana Cabinet Greenlights Bill Against Protests with Dead Body
The bill was passed by the government, which met here and was led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
The important bill aims to make sure that the dead get proper and quick funerals, it said.
”In consideration of the respect and dignity owed to a dead person, nobody should be allowed to raise any demand or bait for pursuing any demands by way of any protest or agitation by not performing the timely last rites of a dead body. It is essential to prevent any individual from using a body as a means of protest or demonstration in any form,” it said.
The suggested law also makes it clear that the government is responsible when family members refuse to recognize a body, which prevents proper funerals.
”In such instances, the public authority is mandated to step in and ensure the dignified and timely conclusion of the last rites for the dead person,” according to the draft bill.
”It is pertinent to note that the entitlement to dignity and fair treatment, in accordance with Article 21 of the Constitution of India, extends beyond the living to include the body after death,” the statement said.
The Haryana Registration and Regulation of Travel Agents Bill, 2024, was also passed by the state cabinet as a draft bill. This is to stop dishonest travel agents from taking advantage of people who want to move abroad.
”In view of the disturbing trend of individuals, particularly from the states of Punjab and Haryana, being deceived by unscrupulous travel agents engaged in fraudulent activities related to immigration, this initiative has been taken,” the statement said.
As stated in the draft bill, no one can work as a travel agent without first getting a registration license under the Act.
It said that the competent body can cancel a registration certificate for a number of reasons, such as breaking the rules or doing something illegal.
If a travel agent’s license is revoked, they will not be able to work as an agent for a certain amount of time.
People who traffic people or make fake papers can go to jail for up to 10 years and have to pay a fine of Rs 2 to 5 lakh.
”The Haryana government is committed to protecting its citizens from falling victim to illegal immigration scams. The proposed legislation reflects a proactive approach to regulate travel agents, ensuring transparency, legality, and accountability in immigration-related services,” the statement read.