The coroner should respect our faith’s need for swift burials
18 January, 2018
• WE read the story regarding burial service of people of Muslim and Jewish faith (Coroner in burial row, January 11).
It is very sad to see the comments from the coroner that she said she cannot prioritise one person over another because of their religion. She does not care about that Muslim and Jewish people should be buried as soon as possible after death because of their religious faith.
We must highlight that in modern Britain, in a diverse city in London, we try to cater for everyone’s need. This news is very hurtful and a disrespect to our religious beliefs, and we would like to protest against her decision and ask Camden Council to support both communities on this.
We, many times during the long holidays such as Christmas or Easter holidays, when our loved ones died, found council officer community workers very helpful and they helped us to smoothly arrange the funeral. Therefore, we would like to see this is respected in future as well.
This is on behalf of the local Muslim people. Thank you.
HAFSA BEGUM, AMINABE AMINABSUM, ASAD ALI, AMIRUNNESSA KHANAM, RUPAZA BANU, RAZIA KHATUN, SAZNA BEGUM, MUHIBUNZESSA, PIARA BEGUM, MAHNUNDA BEGUM, HASHA KHAN, MAHBUB CHOWDHURY, AFIA BEGUM, and other signatories