Christian girl denied last rites in Christian cemetery

  May 25, 2016

  Jalandhar, Punjab

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

The mortal remains of a Christian girl who had died a natural death was taken to a Christian cemetery but prevented from being buried by hindutva extremists on 25 May in Jalandhar, Punjab. The cemetery is a common land given to both religious communities as a graveyard before 1947. Representatives from the Christian community approached the local authorities but no action was taken. Eventually the burial took place in a graveyard belonging to the Roman Catholic Church.

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