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Sri Lanka allows burial of Muslim and Christian Covid-19 victims by gazette

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has issued a gazette notice ending forced cremation of Muslim and Christian Coronavirus victims.

Sri Lanka force cremated Covid-19 victims going against global health practices drawing worldwide concerns.

Some Buddhist monks and nationalists had opposed the burial of Muslim victim despite repeated appeals saying they contaminated water table.

Critics had pointed out that water flowed freely from quarantine centres to the ground.

The issue also came up in the UN rights hearings in February. (Colombo/Feb26/2021)

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