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Christians begin cremating bodies, burying ashes
Christians begin cremating bodies, burying ashes

Lucknow/ Varanasi/ Prayagraj (UP), May 18 (TIWN) An increasing number of members from the Christian community are now adopting the Hindu tradition of cremating the bodies.

They are then taking the ashes in urns to the graveyard for entombment.  "With the increasing number of deaths taking place in the second wave of the pandemic, land is falling short for traditional burials in the graveyards. More and more people in the community are cremating the bodies and then burying the urns containing the ashes. This requires less space and also ensures that the Covid infection does not spread," said Amardeep Solomon, whose brother died of Covid last week and the family first cremated the body and then buried the ashes.

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