Posted on 12.26.2020 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
South African Muslim League is the latest Muslim organization concern about the cremation of Muslim COVID 19 dead as people and the organizations in Europe, and Asia expressed their outrage to the Sri Lankan government about the decision.
Government has called another report from health officials on this regard. Nevertheless, sources said Government is trying to put the issue under the carpet as its too hot to handle.
Last week Maldivian foreign minister Abdullah Shahid tweeted that COVID 19 Muslim dead bodies can burial in the Maldives. Its ex-foreign minister Dunya Maumoon furiously tweeted and invited all Muslims in Sri Lanka to live in the Maldives in this backdrop.
In the letter, South Africa said, ‘We accordingly, appeal to your esteemed office to call for the immediate cessation of forced cremations,” part of the minister’s letter by the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) reads.
In April, the cremation order came amid alarm raised by influential Buddhist monks that burying bodies could contaminate groundwater and spread the virus.
However, The World Health Organization (WHO) also says burials should be permitted if carried out with precautions.