Row Over Muslim Burial Price Rise

July 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

A large rise in the price of Muslim burials has brought protests from community leaders in Derby.

The cost of the land and special concrete vaults was set to go up from £1,400 to £2,500.

The city council said this reflected the true cost of the work but some Muslims said they resented the way the change was made without consultation.

The decision has now been deferred with officials saying they will explore further options.