Blog by Niti Manthan
Facilitating young minds towards holistic development.
In the age where even the living fight for their right to live a life of dignity, whether the dead have rights while it may seem inconsequential is relevant. The dead cannot speak but do they have a right to a decent burial and not be violated or have their bodies desecrated?
Do cannibals also deserve rights, do cultures and rituals get a leeway, and finally is cannibalism a sign of mental degradation?
Finally playing the devil's advocate, does cannibalism need a specific provision criminalizing it, or would it coming under murder and trespass of a burial ground suffice?
Manusmriti describes the importance of protecting women from all sorts of evil in society as she is seen as inferior to men. This is quite contradictory to the fact mentioned above as women are exploited in every field including inheritance and succession of property rights in India