Local Muslims protested against the Sri Lankan government’s policy of cremation of the bodies of Muslims killed in Corona, as soon as Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan arrives in Colombo.
Local Muslims have protested against their government denouncing covid cremations during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Sri Lanka.
Prime Minister Imran Khan today arrived in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on a two-day visit where he was received by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Upon the arrival of Prime Minister Imran Khan, local Muslims protested against their government in Colombo.
Local Muslims protested against the Sri Lankan government’s policy of covid cremation of Muslims.
Protesters held placards reading “Respect the Prime Minister’s Statement”.
It may be recalled that on February 10, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had announced permission to bury the dead Muslims in Corona, to which Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted and appreciated his decision, but later officials said that the policy of cremation of the bodies of those killed in Corona, will continue.
ہم آج سری لنکن پارلیمان میں وزیراعظم مہیندا راجاپاکسا کی اس یقین دہانی, کہ مسلمانوں کو کوروناء (COVID-19) سے انتقال کر جانے والوں کی تدفین کی اجازت ہوگی کا خیر مقدم کرتے ہیں۔
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 10, 2021
It is believed that local Muslims have been protesting for a long time against the government’s policy of cremation of the bodies of Muslims killed in Corona.
Sri Lanka has a policy of cremation of the bodies of those killed in Corona, but in Islam, the dead are buried and the cremation of a Muslim person hurts the religious sentiments of Muslims.
The local Muslims demand that the bodies of the Muslims who died in Corona be handed over to us for their religious burial.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has also made it clear that burying or cremating a body killed in corona has no evidence that the corona has spread or survived. However, the burning policy of the Sri Lankan government is still being followed.
On the other hand, local Muslims are reluctant to seek treatment for the deadly virus due to the policy of cremating the bodies of those killed in Corona.