BHUBANESWAR: The Christian group of the State capital has sought land within the metropolis or its outskirts for a brand new cemetery. Bhubaneswar Christian Cemetery Improvement Basis had approached the federal government up to now requesting a bit of land for a cemetery and purposes are reportedly pending with the departments involved since lengthy.
As of now, Satyanagar cemetery is the one place obtainable within the metropolis for Christians to bury their useless. The cemetery is unfold over one acre and sandwiched between the Hindu crematorium and Muslim graveyard.
“The Satyanagar cemetery is quick working out area and proving insufficient for the Christian group. The strain on the cemetery has elevated manifold since March, 2020 after the outbreak of Covid-19,” mentioned the inspiration’s treasurer Bibhuti Ranjan Sen. Our bodies of Christian Covid-19 victims from throughout the State, who succumb to the illness within the metropolis, are buried by staff of Bhubaneswar Municipal Company (BMC) on the cemetery, he mentioned.
The muse’s members mentioned there’s hardly any area left as our bodies are buried every day together with these dying of different causes. There have been cases when 5 our bodies have been buried in a single day. Those that dig the pits are sometimes unwilling to work as they bump into skeletons.
The our bodies are typically buried in locations the place a corpse was positioned a couple of years in the past which isn’t acceptable, mentioned Sen.
“We have now explored each nook and nook of town to search out area for burial of our bodies. The muse hopes the federal government will look into the state of affairs and do the needful on the earliest,” he added.