To address space crunch for the dead, Delhi govt to conduct survey of Muslim graveyards

The commission has been tasked with calling in bids and shortlisting the agency, which will collate data and document the survey through videos and photographs.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published:October 12, 2016 2:30 am

The Delhi government has decided to survey the space allotted to Muslim graveyards in the capital, to assess if the community has adequate space to bury the dead. It has asked NGOs, research organisations and other bodies to submit bids to carry out the survey, said a senior government official.

The agency shortlisted for the project will conduct a survey of the graveyards located on land owned by the Delhi Waqf Board, municipal corporations, DDA, DUSIB, NDMC and private bodies. The agency will also hold discussions with prominent leaders of the Muslim community, said the official, and details of these meetings will be included in the survey report.

“Bids are invited in two bid system from the registered NGOs, Research Organisations and similar bodies to conduct the… study,” said a note by the Delhi Minorities Commission.

The agency will visit areas with a “substantial” Muslim population to find out if there is a graveyard in the vicinity or the community has to go to a graveyard far away. It will also list the location and ‘status’ of the graveyards — the adequacy of land and availability of other facilities — and complete the survey in three months, said a senior official.

“We are also looking at the kind of land available… some of the graveyards are located inside residential colonies and they can be relocated. The report should clearly indicate the requirement of graveyards, keeping in view the distribution of the community in Delhi,” said the official.

The commission has been tasked with calling in bids and shortlisting the agency, which will collate data and document the survey through videos and photographs.

The agency will also collect specific details about the management of the graveyards including administration, rules, facilities, charges, plan for development, capacity and vacancies.

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  1. M
    Oct 11, 2016 at 11:36 pm
    I am doubting these AAP goons being corrupt to the core has been bribed by some one to come to this! They even can't even address the problem with schools for children and now they are into dead!
  2. M
    Oct 11, 2016 at 11:34 pm
    Is the wakof board paying for the survey and for the place for burial? IF the wakof board want to care for the living why can't the care for their dead?lt;br/gt;Alternatively they of course should be handing over all the wakof board property to the tax payer, if the tax payer is to take care of the dead! Isn't that logical?
  3. M
    Oct 11, 2016 at 11:31 pm
    Now the "Ummah" is speaking from among the dead! May be the dead ones who are not supposed to take birth, pushing from under the ground! lt;br/gt;Can't sleep in peace, either, for lack of "activities" under the ground!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why can't they propose to work out a scientific method to address the issue, if they really care about all living and not just for dead Muslim!
  4. M
    Oct 11, 2016 at 11:41 pm
    One wanted to take Muslim head counts in the army and another in graveyard!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;have not got anything to do in between?
  5. S
    Oct 12, 2016 at 2:20 am
    Practice of burying the dead bodies are 100% Eco Friendly. This practice should be made as law for all in our country.
  6. L
    Oct 11, 2016 at 11:43 pm
    Even if there is a crunch of plots in the muslim grave yard keep one reserved for Arvind Kejdiwaal, the paragon of true secularism.
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