A marriage hall on cremation ground

A marriage hall on cremation ground

But to think of a marriage hall on a land, where dead bodies are burnt, is certainly a bit too innovative.

A BSP legislator from Bulandshahar district, about 450 kilometres from here, is getting a marriage hall constructed on a land, which is used by the people to cremate dead bodies. The land, situated at Kilamewai village in the district, belongs to the village panchayat.

The alleged culprit Horam Singh is a BSP MLA from the neighbouring Jewar in J P Nagar district. He has allegedly grabbed government lands worth crores in Bulandshahar district at many places, sources said. “The land on which the marriage hall is being erected is a prime land”, they added. District officials also admitted that they have received a complaint about land grabbing by the MLA and his kins and the matter was currently being investigated.  They, however, wondered what may have prompted the MLA to go for a marriage hall at the land.

Singh, incidently, is the second BSP legislator to be doing so. Before him, minister for religious affairs Rajesh Tripathi had also done the same thing. Tripathi had illegally occupied central government’s land at the bank of a river in Gorakhpur district, where dead bodies were burnt, and had got a marriage hall constructed just beside it.

“Marriage is the beginning of a new life where as death signifies end of the life....the two should live together”, Tripathi had argued then.