Lucerne allows Hindu burial rites on the river
The City of Lucerne has agreed to let Hindu residents perform burial rites on one bank of the Reuss River.
An unofficial agreement had previously allowed Hindus to spread ashes into the water but now an environmental study has confirmed as many as 20 ceremonies can be performed a year without environmental harm.
“This is not yet standard. This appears to be the first time an official place has been ...