Delhi Wakf Board reserves graveyard for coronavirus victims
April 09, 2020  22:25
Image used for representational purpose
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The Delhi Waqf Board on Thursday designated one of its graveyards specifically to bury those who die from Covid-19, in view of problems being faced by people in performing the last rites of coronavirus victims.   

In a letter to the secretary of Delhi government and health department, the board's chief executive officer SM Ali said it has designated its "Jadeed Qurustaan" graveyard near Millennium Park, for last rites of Covid-19 victims in the city. 

"One of the major problem faced by the public is last rites of Covid-19 victims. It has been reported that due to lack of information, the general public is not allowing the burial of victims of coronavirus in the graveyards of Delhi, which is unfortunate," the letter stated.          

Ali said the Waqf Board has designated its graveyard situated along the Ring Road near Millennium Park as "Covid-19 graveyard".   

"The graveyard may be used for burial of Covid-19 victims," he said.
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