India Muslims demand burial ground


Muslims in Mumbra-Kausa suburb in Mumbai have urged authorities to provide an adequate burial ground, revising years long promise that was never fulfilled.

According to a Nationalist Congress Party official, a development plan of 1999 shows that a five-acre plot in Kausa has been reserved for a burial ground.

Long years after the plan, the land plot is still part of a private property that has not been acquired.

Similar demands for a burial ground were made by the Muslim community in India's smallest state of Goa in 2008.

Muslims have long complained of being discriminated in Hindu-majority India.

According to several media reports, Muslims account for 180 million of India's 1.1 billion people, the world's third-largest Muslim population after those of Indonesia and Pakistan.


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