February 12, 2010

British Hindu wins right to open-air funeral pyre

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LONDON (RNS) Thanks to a devout grandfather who wants his body consumed in “sacred flames,” Hindus and Sikhs have won the right to be cremated on traditional open-air funeral pyres in Britain. In a landmark decision on Wednesday (Feb. 10), the British Court of Appeal granted 71-year-old Hindu Davender Kumar Ghai victory in his four-year […]

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