Since 7th November 2015 the decomposed body of our dear friend Fr. Bismarque Dias is languishing in the morgue of the Goa Medical College at Bambolim. The investigation must go on into the cause of his death but with all the forensic tests done and the viscera report having been received, his mortal remains are not required for any further examination.
It therefore has to be a priority that Fr Bismarque Dias who so selflessly, dedicatedly and tirelessly toiled for Goa is given a fitting hero’s farewell and laid to rest with all due respect to the great departed soul.
The Supreme Court has held that even in death a person has dignity and when one is dead, deserves to be treated with human dignity it being a basic human right.
It will soon be Christmas and it is further distressing that for no reason the body of our great warrior Fr Bismarque Dias for almost two long years remains consigned to that very unhygienic and regularly malfunctioning morgue which is also infested with a huge brigade of rats and other rodents.
Fr Bismarque Dias’s last rites cannot wait any longer. God bless the great Goan soldier who while alive suffered, working extremely incessantly for Goa and is still after death enduring the distress. It would be most fortunate if Fr Bismarque Dias has to spend a third Christmas within the precincts of that morgue.