New Delhi awaits Irish enquiry results

Updated - November 17, 2021 04:14 am IST

Published - November 15, 2012 05:12 pm IST - New Delhi

India will wait for the results of two enquiries instituted by the Irish authorities into the death of Savita Halappanavar (31) in Dublin before taking up the case.

The woman died after doctors of a hospital refused to perform an abortion because of the country’s strict anti-abortion laws.

Besides the two enquiries — one an internal probe by the hospital and the other by Ireland’s health service, there are demands for a high-level independent probe besides immediate changes to the law that makes abortions illegal in that country.

In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) regretted Ms. Halappanavar’s death and felt her passing away in such circumstances was a matter of concern.

“Our embassy in Dublin is following the matter closely. Our sympathies have been conveyed to the next of kin with whom our embassy has been in touch. We understand that the Irish authorities have initiated two enquiries. We are awaiting the results of the enquiries,” said MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.