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Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India’s counting of COVID dead

Govt officials say the mismatch in death tallies may be caused by several factors, including over-caution

UN rights experts ask Sri Lanka to stop forced cremations

Forced cremation of Muslims who died of COVID-19 is based on discrimination, aggressive nationalism and ethnocentrism, experts claim

Christian group hits Sri Lanka decision to cremate COVID-19 victims

Govt response ‘demonstrates lack of sensitivity’ to communities who consider burial rites integral to their religious customs

Filipino Catholics reminded not to keep cremation ashes at home

In a pastoral instruction issued recently, the Manila prelate said ashes of the dead should be kept in a sacred place

Philippine Catholic bishop warns against desecration of ashes of dear departed

Urns of ashes should be laid to rest in columbaria or in churches to allow every one to pay their respects to the dead

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