No place left in city as grave crisis deepens

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As there is no more land available for burial in most graveyards of the city and a majority of cemeteries are under the control of mafias, the city authorities appear to have ignored the serious situation while two new cemeteries being established on city outskirts will prove to be insufficient for the purpose.

The cemeteries which have been closed for burial are Tariq Road Graveyard, Yasinabad Graveyard, Model Colony Graveyard, Azeempura Graveyard, Paposhnagar Graveyard and Colony Gate Graveyard, where no more burial ground is left.

They said that the repurposing of graves was frequently carried out in the city graveyards, including those which had been closed, as the city death rate was stated to be around 0.33 per cent of the total population per annum.

The sources in the KMC said that around 20 to 25 dead were buried in different cemeteries of the city, while over 100 bodies were taken out of the city to other parts of the country daily.

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