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Hindu fights for open-air cremation

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A Hindu man who wants to be allowed to have an open-air cremation in the UK has taken his case to the High Court in London.

Seventy-year-old Davender Ghai is trying to overturn a Newcastle Council decision preventing funeral pyres being held for religious reasons.

He told the BBC why the practice is central to his faith.

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