BMC withdraws order to cremate bodies 'irrespective of religion'

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BMC withdraws order to cremate bodies 'irrespective of religion'

Mar 31, 2020 11:24 IST

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday withdrew an earlier circular stating that the bodies of all those who die of coronavirus infection in Mumbai will be cremated irrespective of the religion of the deceased. The circular was quashed on the intervention of Maharashtra Minority Development Minister Nawab Malik. Amending the order, the BMC said bodies will be allowed for funeral keeping in mind certain guidelines, that cemetaries should be big enough for funerals and precautionary measures be taken to avoid the spread of the virus.