NEW DELHI: Davinder Kumar Ghai, a devout British Hindu whose plea to be cremated in the open was turned down last Friday by Britain's high court, has vowed to continue his fight, saying the final rites of Hindus "must be done with dignity".

"I don't want Hindus to be burnt in a crematorium at the Thames or at a football field. The final rites of Hindus must be done with dignity. They cannot be bundled in a box," said Ghai, who is also the founder of the Anglo-Asian Friendship Society (AAFS).  In his ruling, Justice Ross Cranston said The Cremation Act 1902 and its attendant regulations were clear in their effect: the burning of human remains, other than in a crematorium, is a criminal offence.

Source: Times of India