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Dispute over Final Rites of Deceased Reaches Settlement

2014-05-13

Province 2, Dhanusha, Mithila Bihari

Dhanusha,Lashko antim sanskaarka laagi bhayeko vivad tatkaalka laagi samadhaan. Dhanusha/May 14 The dispute over performing final rites of deceased between the Muslim and Hindu community has reached an agreement. Additional police team was called citing possible clashes between locals on May 13 at around midnight. One Muslim leader said that final rites of the deceased was performed in the presence of SP Uttam Raj Subedi and CDO Hari Prasad Mainali at around midnight. Hindu followers had stopped Muslims who were bringing body of Kitabani Khatunak, 70, of Theri Kachuri to bury her as per the Muslim religion on May 13. One Muslim woman sustained head injury when Hindu followers hurled stones while final rites of the deceased was being performed, said one Rajesh Mahara. Jaitun Khatun, 50, of Thera VDC-6 was injured in the incident. She is undergoing treatment at Janakpur Zonal Hospital. SP Subedi said that both sides would be summoned for a discussion at the District Administration Office on May 19. DSP Dililm Ghimire said that Hindu and Muslim followers have been claiming the same land, 1 bigha 18 katha and 14 dhur in Thera Kachuri VDC. Muslim leader Abdul Kyum Sah said that muslims had been using the land since long as graveyard. Hindu followers are of the opinion that the land, where carriage of Mithila Bihari rests and also used as field by students of both village, should not be used as graveyard. Dhanusha-Janakpur road section lies in the middle of the land. Muslims have demandd the northern part of the land be used as graveyard while Hindus take the southern part as religious site and ground, said one local Bindeshwar Yadav.

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