Tuesday, June 02, 2009

மலேசியாவில் ஒரு சீக்கியர் இறந்தபின்னால் முஸ்லீமானார்

இது நிறைய நடக்கிறது. ஒரு சீக்கியர் இறந்துவிட்டார். அவர் 17 வருடத்துக்கு முன்னரே முஸ்லீமாகிவிட்டார் என்று அரசாங்க இஸ்லாமிய அலுவலகம் கோரி அவரை சீக்கிய முறைப்படி அடக்கம் செய்யக்கூடாது என்றும் இஸ்லாமிய மூறைப்படிதான் அடக்கம் செய்யவேண்டும் என்றும் கோரியுள்ளது.

மலேசியா அடுத்த வேளை சாப்பாட்டுக்கு சிங்கி அடிக்கும் நிலை வரும்போது இதுக்கெல்லாம் நேரம் இருக்குமா என்று பார்க்கவேண்டும்.

Family fights for right to cremate 'converted' Malaysian-Sikh
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Published by: Noor Khan

Published: Sun, 31 May 2009 at 16:58 ISTF Prev Next LKuala Lumpur, May 31 : An ethnic Indian family is fighting with Islamic authorities in Malaysia for claiming the body of a Sikh art director who allegedly became a Muslim 17 years ago, the latest conversion row to hit the country.

The family of Mohan Singh, 41, who died last week, wants to cremate the body according to Sikh rites while the Islamic authorities want to bury him according to Muslim rituals.

Currently, Singh's body is in the hospital, family lawyer Rajesh Kumar said.

Islamic Department officials claim that Singh had converted to Islam in 1992. The department has filed a case in the Shariah court while Singh's family members have filed a case at the High Court.

The lawyer claimed that Mohan Singh was a practising Sikh and had gone to a Sikh temple with his sister recently.

The incident is the latest row over conversion in the Muslim-majority nation which had seen a number of recent legal disputes between converted Muslim husbands and Hindu wives over the faith of their children.

New Prime Minister Najib Razak had announced a landmark decision last month, declaring that minors could no longer be converted without both parents' consent.

Malaysia has also witnessed several cases when Islamic authorities have battled with relatives over the remains of people whose religion is disputed.

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