Councillors grant Muslim burial plot request

Cemetery designation ‘in line with diversity goals’

Councillors grant Muslim burial plot request

The proposed Muslim plot.

Peter Winter

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Peter Winter

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peter.winter@thechronicle.uk.com

A COUNCIL committee has unanimously agreed to set aside a section of Coleraine Cemetery for Muslim burials.

As reported by the Chronicle last week, members of the borough's once tiny Islamic community have in recent years been travelling to a council-run cemetery in Derry to bury their dead.

But pressure from increasing numbers has prompted a request for their own dedicated site in the Coleraine area.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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