Hyderabad: Getting space for burials in Hyderabad within your budget is not easy given the increase in population and the shrinking of graveyard land. Custodians of graveyards can demand Rs 1 lakh for providing space for a grave.
As the city began expanding, the grounds for graveyards began to get scarce as the land was appropriated for building. The practice of erecting structures on graves as a kind of memorial that would make it permanent has disappeared since it is no longer allowed.
With all the space allotted being used up, it’s become very difficult to find a place for burial and the time-honoured Indian practice of greasing palms has to be resorted to in order to get permission to dig a grave.
Worse hit are the posh localities in the city where people have quite a run-around to find just 10 yards of space in a graveyard. Many graveyards reserve space only for local residents.
Custodians of Muslim graveyards are demanding money – a minimum of Rs 2,000, going up to `25,000 in some.
Charges for burial in graveyards that are attached to a Dargah are very high. The amount escalates if you choose a place near the shrine and can be as high as `1 lakh in some places.
Mohammed Ifteqar, a Wakf activist, says that though the chairman of the Wakf Board, Mohammed Saleem, has warned the mutawallis and managing committees against taking money, the practice continues.
Party cadre arranged the public meeting on 30 acres of land on the outskirts of Huzurnagar.
The women have carried out their duties sincerely but when they have demanded their rights they have been removed, they say.
The event was hosted by the Archdiocese of Hyderabad for the first time in the city.
Police identified the deceased as Neha Chouksey, 33, a native of Bhopal and resident of Hafeezpet in Miyapur.
One of the clauses requires the state government to give its share of the grant first and only then will the Centre give its share.
The bench also found fault with the trial court for routinely remanding them to judicial custody without pointing out the police's error.
The whine continued for a day and a night and a good samaritan who could not bear it any more tried to trace the source.
The MLA assured them that he will try and hand over the five ambulances by November 30.
Earlier, the cyber police filed for a transit warrant and took him to custody from Chanchalguda prison.
BJP’s Rama Rao says his party will come to power in TS.
The bins for raw food and waste cooked food were kept side by side and the workers did not have gloves and handled both intermittently.
The deceased's body has been shifted to a local government hospital for the Post Mortem Examination (PME).