Urge Sri Lanka to allow the burial of Covid victims to respect religious beliefs

The UK government should urge the Sri Lankan Government to allow Covid victims to be buried according to their religious beliefs and not cremated.

6,069 Signatures

Status: Open
Opened: 31 Dec 2020, 9:01 a.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 1
Estimated Final Signatures: 9,853

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asked by: Lord Alton of Liverpool
02/05/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Sri Lanka in the last six months about concerns in relation to freedom of religion or belief.

3. Sri Lanka: Religious Freedom
asked by: Lord Alton of Liverpool
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asked by: Siobhain McDonagh
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asked by: David Linden
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Covid-19 is a worldwide pandemic with global authorities such as the World Health Organisation advising on matters of burial for those who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 and later died.

The recent acts of the Sri Lankan government discriminate against those whose religious beliefs are against being cremated.

This against official advice which determines a normal burial alone will suffice with no need for cremation.


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