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Holi celebrations begin, mass funeral for Christchurch shooting victims, and other news in pictures

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Holi celebrations

Girls splash colours as part of the Holi celebrations in Agartala.

Doctors have advised to use natural colours extracted from flowers, veggies.

In the wake of mass shooting in New Zealand and ahead of Holi, the Delhi police has heightened security in the city, including increased patrols. The CRPF will not celebrate Holi this year as a mark of respect to its 40 jawans killed last month in a terror attack, the force’s chief said on Tuesday.

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Islamic burials for Christchurch mosque attack victims

Holi celebrations begin, mass funeral for Christchurch shooting victims, and other news in pictures


 

Hundreds of mourners gathered in a Christchurch cemetery on Wednesday for the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre.Grieving families of those killed are anxious to bury their loved ones according to Islamic custom.  Mourners at the funeral service are advised not to wail too loudly or let their tears touch the body as it could interfere with the deceased’s journey to the afterlife. The dead are not placed in a coffin but instead lowered into a dug hole and placed at an angle facing the holy city of Mecca — as is customary for Muslims’ daily prayers.

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Election season in Thailand

Holi celebrations begin, mass funeral for Christchurch shooting victims, and other news in pictures

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha greets people at Lumphini Park in Bangkok, ahead of the March 24 general election. Thais will head to polls on March 24 for the country’s much-anticipated elections after nearly half a decade under junta rule. More than 2.2 million Thais turned out for early voting on March 17, almost 90% of those registered, for Thailand’s hotly anticipated national election, as the junta’s main opposition predicted a cliffhanger to the first poll in eight years.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Source: thehindu.com

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