Posted by: becketfund | February 10, 2010

UK: Hindu Wins Right for Funeral Pyre

NEWCASTLE – Davender Ghai has won the right to be cremated on a traditional Hindu funeral pyre, after the Court of Appeal overturned a ruling against the use of a pyre by the High Court, the BBC reported on February 10.  In February 2006, the founder of the Anglo-Asian Friendship Society (AAFS), from Gosforth, Newcastle, was refused a permit for a cremation site.  Newcastle City Council said the burning of human remains anywhere outside a crematorium was prohibited under the 1902 Cremation Act.

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