Jodhpur : Rajasthan High Court Jodhpur has stayed the Government of India’s approval on the decision to bury the body of Indian in Russia

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Jodhpur : Rajasthan High Court Jodhpur has stayed the Government of India’s approval on the decision to bury the body of Udaipur resident Hitendra Garasiya in Russia.

Along with this, instructions have been given to the Foreign Secretary of the Government of India to apprise the Foreign Minister and find a way to resolve the matter at the diplomatic level. With the High Court including the Foreign Secretary along with the Foreign Minister in its order, the pressure is increasing on the Government of India regarding this matter.

A petition in this regard was filed through Advocate Sunil Purohit in the High Court on behalf of Asha, wife of Udaipur resident Hitendra Garasia and her son and daughter. On Monday, Justice Dinesh Mehta directed the Government of India that till the next date, no permission should be given by the Government of India to bury the body of Hitendra Garasiya in Russia.

Foreign Secretary and Foreign Minister find a way-

On Monday, the High Court directed the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India to apprise the External Affairs Minister in this matter. Through the Foreign Minister, a way should be found to resolve it at the diplomatic level. Earlier, the counsel for the petitioner told the High Court that as per the information available with them, the Indian Embassy in Russia has given its consent in the decision to bury the body of Hitendra Garasiya in Russia.

Russian government did not give any answer-

On Monday, in the High Court, the Government of Russia had to respond to the Indian Embassy in New Delhi on behalf of the Indian Embassy in New Delhi in the matter of not bringing the body of Hitendra Garasiya to India for the last rites. No one appeared on behalf of the Russian government despite the High Court serving the notice through email on 15 December.

On July 17, 2021, Hitendra Garasiya, a resident of Godwa village of Udaipur district, died in Russia. In this case, Congress leader Charmesh Sharma of Bundi, who worked to help the distressed Indians abroad, lodged a complaint with the President’s Secretariat and the National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi when the dead body had not yet returned to India. On Sharma’s complaint, the Human Rights Commission had also registered a case in this matter and directed the Foreign Secretary to resolve it.

Protested outside Jantar Mantar and Russian Embassy for 7 days: In this case, on 7 November, on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Ambassador DB Venkatesh Verma replied that the Russian government refused to allow Hitendra Garasiya’s dead body to be sent to India. has refused. The Indian Ambassador said in his written reply that cremation will not be allowed in Russia, but the body will be buried. After that, during the arrival of Russian President Putin along with Charmesh Sharma, the family had protested outside Jantar Mantar and Russia Embassy in New Delhi for 7 days.

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