24 March 2020 MCB thanks HMG on burials issue

From mcb.org.uk, “Today, the UK Government tabled an amendment to the COVID-19 emergency legislation which removes the original requirement for cremation in some cases, regardless of the faith of the individual. This concerned many Muslims, as well as other faith communities. Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, initially tabled an amendment to change this, which the Government conceded to and tabled its own similar amendment. Commenting, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the MCB said: “The Muslim Council of Britain warmly welcomes the UK Government’s amendment which recognises the importance of ensuring faith communities are able to bury the deceased instead of cremating in the event of significant deaths due to Coronavirus. During this national crisis, we are appreciative of this reassurance by our government and its important efforts to listen to and worth constructively with faith communities.” click here.