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Originally posted by MR BOB
reply to post by nine-eyed-eel
btw they remove your head first.
and they dont look after it very well. someone knocked i think it was walt disneys head out of the storage, and it craked open. bits went under the freezer etc...
so yeah. just saying.
[edit on 12-6-2010 by MR BOB]
UK: Hindu wins right to open-air cremationThursday, February 11,
Hindu wins funeral pyre court case
Irish Times, 11 Feb 2010Subscribe to NewsletterLondon, Feb 11: Years-long legal battle to get his last wish granted turned fruitful for 71-year-old Hindu man on Wednesday, Feb 10, when a Court of Appeal gave its nod to an open-air cremation.
Buzz up!Davender Ghai has been fighting the now famous 'funeral-pyre case' for years as UK law requires all cremations to take place within a building with a wall and a roof.
In 2006, he was refused a permit for an open-air cremation site in Northumberland by a local authority. The spiritual leader challenged the ruling at the High Court in London and lost in May 2009.
On Feb 10, the Court of Appeal not only overturned the High Court's ruling but also ruled that the ceremony could be carried out without a change in the law.
Ghai was able to convince the court to pass this verdict after he promised to surround the pyre with walls and a roof with an opening.
The Hindu fought the long battle as he believes that an open air cremation is essential for the release of his spirit into the afterlife, which accounts for a 'good death'
Originally posted by Libertygal
reply to post by scubagravy
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share.
I think you did an excellent service by asking the hard question that most people run from.
Death does not have to be expensive, it does not have to be in someone elses hands. Most preparations are free or very inexpensive, and there is no reason anyone of any age should not make their wishes known.