New Legislature Could Accommodate Muslim Burials

March 29, 2005

Source: WCAX-TV News

On March 29, 2005 WCAX-TV News reported, "the Vermont Legislature is considering a bill that would accommodate the Muslim funeral tradition of burying their dead without a casket. Some members of Vermont's Muslim community are upset about current law that requires the dead to be buried in a casket, which is in turn sealed in an air-tight concrete vault. The bill would remove prohibitions on the burial of bodies without a casket."