Environmentalists challenge Nepali tradition

Suggestion of alternative method to traditional cremation due to concern for environment is met with opposition.

    In Nepal, the country's most famous Hindu shrine cremates up to 50 bodies every day.

    But there is concern over the environmental impact caused by the burning.

    A local group thinks it may have the answer, but its idea is coming up against strong opposition.

    Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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