Sri Lanka Violates Human Rights

Freemuslim’s Center for De-Radicalization & Human Rights Prevention  calls on the Sri Lankan authorities to stop burning the corpses of Muslims infected with Corona, demanding that the bodies be handed over to their families after the medical and scientific evidence has proven that there is no need to burn the bodies of the injured. The organization notes that the first circular issued by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health on March 25 last approved the two options for the deceased in Corona, either burial or cremation according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, but the Sri Lankan authorities amended this circular and abruptly canceled the option of burial. As it has been proven that burying bodies according to the teachings of Islam meets the scientific and medical conditions and standards set by the World Health Organization. The organization believes that the government’s insistence on burning the bodies of Muslims and ignoring the demands of religious and political leaders who reject this measure is a clear legal violation of the Sri Lankan constitution, which recognized freedom of belief and methods of worshiping them, and it is imperative that the authorities review their decision in this regard quickly.