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After 31 days of protests, woman buried in Kerala

After 31 days of protests, woman buried in Kerala
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After 31 days of being mired in controversy over maintenance of a Church cemetery near here in Kerala, the funeral of a 75-year-old woman took place on Thursday morning amidst tight security.

Kollam : After 31 days of being mired in controversy over maintenance of a Church cemetery near here in Kerala, the funeral of a 75-year-old woman took place on Thursday morning amidst tight security.

Annamma's funeral took place with a bishop of the Mar Thoma Church leading the prayers and the parish vicar of the Thuruthikkara Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church.

Annamma died on May 14 of old age complications. However, her funeral could not happend as some locals were demanding proper maintenance of the cemetery, built in 1999, claiming that seepages from it were polluting nearby wells and streams.

They cited a Kerala High Court order that said the cemetery should be used only after proper modernisation.

"28 families live and this is the first funeral that has taken place after 2014. We have been living in fear.

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