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Last Updated: Monday, 17 September 2007, 15:52 GMT 16:52 UK
Kabul Sikh cremation goes ahead
A group of local Sikhs have been allowed to carry out a cremation in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

The authorities intervened after Muslims in the Old City stopped Sikhs burning a body at their traditional cremation site in the Qalacha area.

Sikh mourners carried the body to the presidential palace and UN headquarters until the chief of police escorted them back and the cremation went ahead.

Muslims near the site had complained about the smell from funeral pyres.






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