Hong Kong: The population of many countries present in the world has become so much that there is no more land left for people to live there. Even after death there is no longer room for burial of dead bodies. The condition has become so dangerous that after removing the dead bodies from the old tombs and burning them, the new bodies are being buried. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The condition has become so bad that there is no cemetery left for people to bury. In such a situation, instead of burying the dead bodies, people are burning them and keeping the ashes in the locker so that they get as much land as the ash.
Announcement to burn dead bodies by digging up graves in 6 years old
Property prices started skyrocketing in the year 1970 itself. Meanwhile, in view of the unavailability of small pieces of land for the people to live in, the government there decided that new tombs would not be built in the country. It was also ordered that the burial tombs be dug out and burnt every 6 years to make room for newly arrived bodies.
The dead have no place to sleep peacefully
Even after this strange rule, there could not be any place to sleep peacefully with those who died there. The number of the deceased will come in 6 years, even after that the place will be found or not, it is decided by lottery.
2 crore 83 lakh rupees will have to be spent for the grave
If a die is fortunate enough and a member of a church where there is a place to bury the dead, then he can find a place. But for this also, there is no small amount, but for this, the family of the deceased will have to spend 2 crore 83 lakh rupees. So obviously in Hong Kong neither a large population live or have a home, nor can they rest after death.
The bones are kept in a bank locker
This is the reason that a different method is being adopted here for the last few years. The relatives burn the dead directly instead of burying it and collect the bones and place them in a safe place or bank locker. They wait that if ever they can buy land or if the cemetery is empty, they will collect the ashes and do the whole process.
Numbers of next several years have been booked in cemeteries
Here the relatives collect the ashes of the dead in a jar that whenever the number comes, only that ash can be buried. A detailed report has come out in Reuters, which describes how the lottery system works for burial here. If no one can wait to keep the bones, then there is also an arrangement for that. He will not have to deposit much more than 94 lakh rupees, instead of which he will be given land of A4 size (as big as a shoe box), in which only one jar can be buried.
1 crore 86 lakhs per square meter
Please tell that the price per square meter of a luxury house in posh area of Hong Kong is Rs 1.86 million. In such a situation, one can only guess how difficult life in Hong Kong will be. The lack of space here has increased so much that people are forced to live in wooden coffin cubicles.
Coffin cubicles: Kitchen and toilet together in these boxed houses
A large population is living in these coffin cubicles as the country has no developable piece of land to expand. Due to the huge increase in the price of house rent, low income people are forced to live in boxes. Boxed houses have kitchens and toilets together which are quite small and are constructed by connecting wood or wires.
One bed rent is Rs 17,781 per month.
People who make coffin cubicles belong to real estate. These people rent or buy a house of about 400 square feet to build a cage or coffin. Then turn it into a coffin cubicle with 20 double decker beds. The rent for each bed is around $ 250 USD i.e. around 17,781 rupees a month.