How citizen action changed Kudlu crematorium

 How citizen action changed Kudlu crematorium
CTF members on their first visit to Kudlu crematorium, Bengaluru South. Pic: CTF

With COVID second wave, there has been a lot of attention on how crematoriums in Bengaluru are being managed. According to a report in The News Minute, between April 18 and 22 alone, 860 bodies were cremated in six facilities in the city — Kudlu, MS Palya, Peenya, Sumanahalli, Kengeri and Panathur — plus the Christian and Muslim burial grounds. However, BBMP has had to temporarily close a few crematoriums so as to repair damaged furnaces. Authorities have now been forced to restart the traditional open-air crematoriums to manage the increasing number of deaths. 

The question one is left with is — what does one do when the civic redressal system fails to solve critical issues, especially those that invoke unsettling feelings? The…

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