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BMC to get Bandra plot reserved for cemeteries after 8-yr legal battle

The four-acre plot at Bandra Reclamation is reserved for a burial ground each for Muslims and Christians, a crematorium for Hindus and a dispensary

The BMC reserved the plot in the development plan for a cemetery each for Muslims, Hindus and Christians measuring 3,000 square metre and a municipal dispensary measuring 2,300 square metre (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 09:09 AM IST

Govandi’s Rafi Nagar cemetery now officially open

Rafi Nagar cemetery in Govandi reopened after closure due to undecomposed bodies. Burials resumed, with no space left, new graveyard in progress.

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Updated on Mar 06, 2024 07:12 AM IST

In some Tamil Nadu villages, caste bias overshadows death

Dalits in Kudimangalam, Tamil Nadu, are still facing caste discrimination even in death, despite a government scheme mandating common burial grounds.

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Updated on Sep 21, 2023 12:05 AM IST
By, Chennai

How a burial ground of Dalits in this Gujarat village turns into a battle ground

The Dalit community says they face stiff resistance from the upper caste people to conduc last rites at the burial ground

Police have set up a temporary police post in Dalod village in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 06:29 PM IST

Dead rest uneasy as graveyards run out of space

In a space-jammed city and suburbs, the pattern of opening and closing did not work for a graveyard – the existing body had not fully decomposed.

The Pankesha Baba graveyard in Ghatkopar with an area of 1.5 acre, caters to a Muslim population of over 20 lakh, extending to areas of Pantanagar, Golibar, Vikhroli and Powai. They have requested the civic body to join the recreational ground adjacent to the cemetery for more space. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 12:50 AM IST
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