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 Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, has called on Dublin City Council to provide a dedicated area to scatter ashes

This morning.

Hindus are urging Dublin City Council to create a dedicated area for “the dispersal of cremated remains over sea, river, or other body of water”.

In a statement, Rajan Zed, President of the  Universal Society of Hinduism, said

“Areas in and around Dublin now have a substantial Hindu population and it was important for grieving Hindu families to scatter the cremated remains of their loved ones on the body of water.

DCC should work with area Hindu community and other interested communities to create a dedicated area along the body of water so that grieving families and friends could gather and perform the last rituals properly, respectfully and peacefully.”

Rajan Zed urged Mayor Paul McAuliffe and DCC Chief Executive Owen P. Keegan to:

“…seriously and earnestly delve into developing this dedicated area for scattering cremated remains; which could include installing a platform, raising an open roofed structure like gazebo and building a link road.”

Mr Zed added that if the officials of DCC needed any “help in the religious expertise” during the designing and development process, he or other Hindu scholars “would be glad to assist”.

Pics: Hindu Times: Rajan Zed