funeral pyre


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Synonyms for funeral pyre

wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

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INDIAN politicians are backing a North East campaigner in his fight to have funeral pyres held in the UK.
Lord Neuberger asked Rambert de Mello, representing Mr Ghai, what his client wanted and was told that the funeral pyre would have to be of wood and be open to the sky but the site could be surrounded by walls and the pyre covered with a roof which had an opening.
Three years ago, in a secluded field in Northumberland, The Times witnessed the lighting of Britain's first open-air funeral pyre since the Home Office authorised one for a Nepalese princess at Woking in 1934.
Victim Russell Crookes was then burned on a funeral pyre before being buried in a shallow grave in a ritual similar to scenes from The Evil Dead video watched by the killers.
HINDUS and Sikhs may challenge a UK law that stops them cremating dead relatives on a traditionalopen air funeral pyre, the Anglo-Asian Friendship Society said yesterday.
A HINDU healer has won the right to be cremated on a traditional funeral pyre.
AILING Hindu campaigner Davender Ghai has vowed to fight on for the right to have an open-air funeral pyre despite suffering a setback at the High Court.
A HINDU fighting for the right to be cremated on a traditional funeral pyre learns today whether his wish has been granted.
THE High Court has reserved judgment on a bid by a devout Hindu for the legal right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre in Northumberland.
A HINDU man who wants to be cremated on a traditional funeral pyre has taken his fight to the Court of Appeal.
HINDU campaigner Davender Ghai has asked the High Court for the legal right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre when he dies.
Health experts yesterday banned a foot-and-mouth funeral pyre because it is too close to a town in Devon.
A HINDU from Newcastle is today taking his legal battle for the right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre to the Court of Appeal.
The Royal Courts of Justice will hold a judicial review into a decision taken by Newcastle City Council in 2006 to refuse AAFS a permit for an open air funeral pyre site.
HEALTH experts yesterday banned a foot and mouth funeral pyre because it is too close to a town.