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UK Council graveyard 'charges Muslims less for burial plots'
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08/27/2019 11:53 AM
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A council-run graveyard is selling Muslim burial plots £500 cheaper than those for non-Muslims, to the anger of local residents. The cemetery – which is managed by Croydon Council – offers Muslims a graveyard plot for £2,383, but charges non-Muslims £2,927 – a hike of £544.
The cemetery has a specially-designated area of land for Muslims, who as part of their religion only allow one body to be buried in any one plot and must be buried apart from non-Muslims and facing Mecca.
Local John Spencer, 41, said he was "disgusted" at the price difference, adding: "In death people need to be treated entirely equally.
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