exhumation


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exhumation

(ĕks″hū-mā′shŭn) [L. ex, out, + humus, earth]
Removal of a dead body from the grave after it has been buried.
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The family of Senator Grace Poe's alleged mother has requested the media to respect their privacy and not to air or show footage of the exhumation process of the senator's supposed biological parents.
This exhumation should have happened a lot earlier, because it is our obligation to provide answers to the relatives, but above all to give the identified remains so that proper religious burials can be done.
A spokesman from the local burial authority said the exhumation had been carried out at the request of a family member, but declined to give any further details.
They are most likely unaware of Supreme Court decisions which have ruled that exhumation in proper places is allowed.
Exhumation is only allowed in "exceptional" circumstances.
A licence for the exhumation was issued by the Ministry of Justice, and HM Coroner Mr Dewi Pritchard Jones has been consulted.
Exhumation is the only way forward for us - and we will get the truth.
In view of above, the MS requested, that the Exhumation Boards of the above districts may be allowed to be conducted by the doctors of GMMMC & Hospital, Sukkur henceforth instead of Larkana doctors.
On this judicial magistrate issued the orders to police to stop the grave exhumation of advocate Naimat Ali Randhawa.
It expressed hope that the exhumation would be conducted "with the greatest possible respect and care" and would clear up "any doubts that might exist" as to how Neruda died.
The date of the exhumation has not been fixed yet, the BBC reported.
The exhumation, from an unmarked grave at Menai Bridge Cemetery, Anglesey, is part of a national bid by police to identify more than 1,100 bodies dating back to the 1950s.