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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday accepted a petition pertaining to the absence of a cremation ground in Lahore for Hindus to perform the last rites for their dead.

Justice Ali Akber Qureshi ruled on the maintainability of Advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhry's appeal in this regard.

The court has ordered the director general of Lahore Development Authority, the secretary of local government and the deputy commissioner of Lahore to submit their replies in the matter by September 13 (Thursday).

According to the petitioner, the 1973 Constitution safeguards the rights of all citizens.

"There is no cremation ground in Lahore for Hindus to perform the last rites of their dead. The community faces great difficulty due to this." the petition said.

The petitioner moved the court to order that a cremation ground be constructed in Lahore.