Comments on: Should India cremate Mumbai militants, spread ashes at sea? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Chuck http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/comment-page-1/#comment-9683 Mon, 19 Jan 2009 15:17:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3161#comment-9683 Why is everyone having this discussion? Just bury the bodies in unmarked graves. Don’t denote any religions ceremony with them.
First we don’t want to show any respect to them, second we really don’t know what religion they belong to. Don’t make it a issue.

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By: Sampat http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/comment-page-1/#comment-9672 Sun, 18 Jan 2009 11:07:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3161#comment-9672 Frankly, Tom, I was incensed by the title “Should India Cremate Mumbai Militants, Spread Ashes At Sea?” The title suggests that you are asking if it would be a good thing to do. Israel cremating Adolf Eichmann was a method of getting rid of the body in a manner that was suitable to them and different from their tradition. Perhaps what you did not realize was that in a country where there are a majority of Hindus, in a country that looks at scattering the ashes in the sea as a way of lending the body some serenity, just like the sea, in a country that has just witnessed crazed fanatics massacring individuals in the name of jihad, in a country where, thankfully even the muslims have rejected the idea of giving them last rites, what kind of sentiment is being expressed by giving them the same kind of rites that was for example recently given to Gandhi’s ashes (scattered in the sea). In my opinion the thing to do is send the bodies to Pakistan, which recently admitted that Ajmal Amir Kasab is a Pakistani, and if they want, they can perform the last rites with full honours. I hope you understand what I was trying to convey. I rest my case.

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By: Tom Heneghan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/comment-page-1/#comment-9653 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 22:07:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3161#comment-9653 Sampat, why don’t you read the post first before writing a comment? It was very clearly stated that this was a suggestion made by Leor Halevi, a professor of Islamic history at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and that he proposed it in an article in the Washington Post. The purpose for writing this post was to start a discussion of Professor Halevi’s idea. It also said that Halevi suggested cremating the bodies and scattering their ashes over international waters because that is the way Israel disposed of Adolf Eichmann after they executed him. Did Israel give Eichmann a Hindu cremation? And what about all those people in Europe and the United States who are cremated and whose ashes are scattered in forests, on mountains or over the sea? Are they being given Hindu funerals as well? Cremation belongs to many cultures. There is more to a Hindu funeral than simply burning a body and dumping the ashes somewhere. Do you really see no difference between the way Eichmann was disposed of and the way proper Hindu funerals are held?

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By: sampat http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/comment-page-1/#comment-9649 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:34:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3161#comment-9649 What you are suggesting is a very dangerous thing Tom Heneghan. Passing away rituals like burial and cremation are performed by sanction of a religion. You are suggesting to cremate and scatter the ashes in the sea – in the Hindu way – of people who hate every religion in this world but theirs. What message will it send? That the terrorists were Jehadi’s who came to wage war on India and were rewarded by a cremation to give peace to their souls in the Hindu manner. How did you even come up with this idea and what is the purpose behind writing such a post? Just as animals are not given any religious send off, the terrorist who had fallen to the level of lower animals do not deserve one. I am glad the Islamic world has not accepted their bodies and a good idea would be to airdrop their bodies into Pakistan wrapped with the Pakistani flag, like mitchell so aptly suggested

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By: Sam http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/comment-page-1/#comment-9505 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 15:30:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3161#comment-9505 @mitchell,
Then
“They are all INDIANS with the wrist band and then got images edited without the wrist band”

Now
“Pakistan NSA finally admits that Kasab is a Pakistani..”

Next
They are all Pilgrims to Path to Heaven, so burial of bodies isn’t a matter. They would have already occupied the Command center. Waiting for next commands from their Masters’ here. After the Nation has a name as #1 WiMAX network. We will intercept the conversations and ask them what their bodies deserve.

A Work of caution:
Please don’t do anything with Body, Pakistan may come to claim and India will not have anything to Give, who know if Pakistan too is eager to conduct DNA test to verify whether the dead are Pakistanis’ or Hindustanis’

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By: Anand http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/comment-page-1/#comment-9494 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 21:14:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3161#comment-9494 An interesting option – and a practical one. Cremation followed by immersion into the sea outside India’s territorial waters. Only one rider though – can we make one last offer to the families of the killed terrorists – collect the bodies at Wagah if you would like to perform the last rites yourself.

Condemning the dead is futile – we need to learn from this and make sure that 26/11 is never repeated – in Indian territory – ever. If our government can achieve this, the victims of this carnage will have made a difference to the nation with their supreme sacrifice.

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By: DRS http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/comment-page-1/#comment-9487 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 16:35:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3161#comment-9487 In my openion it will not do any good by burning or throwing those nine terrorists’ bodies in the open international waters. We all know that they did something realy wrong for which they have already paid the price by loosing their lives. We must not forget that the actual culprit is Pakistan and their cunning leaders. Those boys belong to the poor famiolies who for the sake of fistfull dollars do anything. I am hindu, I am indian, but I still say that those boys bodies are like the bodies of prisoners of war. Give them the respect according to their relegion. If we did what some of my learner friends are demanding then we are doing even very wrong because they cmmitted crime being alive with living human being and we would be doing worse crime by dishonouring their bodies. They are dead,what difference would it make, what you do with their bodies. Come on think like human being. May god help us all.

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By: sekhar http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/comment-page-1/#comment-9479 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:55:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3161#comment-9479 I agree with the proposal, although with another option. The bodies could be directly dumped in the international waters, or be cremated ( without any funeral rites, in electrical chamber ), and it be disposed off in the seas.

burying them in India will become a grave danger as it’ll inspire future terrorists.

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By: Deepak http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/comment-page-1/#comment-9478 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:48:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3161#comment-9478 I think it is a good option. Also, I beleive India must not ask for a death penalty for the captured terrorist. Since these people are brain washed and feel their actions benefit their relgion, the terrorist must be made to suffer a long and rigourous punishment ( 30-40 yrs). So they’ll see how their actions hurt Muslims. Has anybody told that terroist that 40 Muslims died at the CST station.

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By: mitchell http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/04/should-india-cremate-mumbai-militants-spread-ashes-at-sea/comment-page-1/#comment-9477 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:46:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3161#comment-9477 The news here is Pakistan NSA finally admits that Kasab is a Pakistani.. So logically the remaining are also Pakistanis,we must conduct a survey among the Pakistani people what do with the dead men’s bodies. I wonder what the Pak people’s response will be..

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