1,500 People Attend Monkey Funeral in India with Mass Procession and Courtyard Party all

NEW DELHI, KOMPAS.com – An estimated 1,500 people attended burial ape from India recently, with ceremony burials include large processions and feasts, amid threats coronavirus pandemic.

Launch Newsweek on Wednesday (12/1/2022), a video uploaded to Twitter showed a crowd of people attending an event that was claimed to be the last ceremony for the langur monkey.

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In the footage, music can be heard while the procession can be seen taking place on a wooden stretcher, which carries the monkey’s body held aloft by residents attending the funeral.

Residents of Dalupura village in Rajgarh district first held a funeral ceremony for a langur that had frozen to death on December 29 by singing a hymn.

Now the village is hosting a mass party for more than 1,500 people, as part of the funeral rituals, wrote the account @Anurag_Dwary on Twitter on Tuesday (11/1/2022).

Participants at the event, which took place in a village in Madhya Pradesh state, were also filmed sitting in groups at the event, and eating food served by others under a colorful tent structure.

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Ape langurs, which have various subspecies, are a common sight in the Indian “Subcontinent”, and often interact with humans.

Studies have discussed how the increased proximity of humans to monkeys has affected their behavior.

One research paper published in the International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation shows that langurs are now increasingly dependent on human-cultivated food.

NDTV reported, two people suspected of being the organizers of the monkey funeral The mass was finally arrested on charges of violating Covid-19 restrictions India.

The local media reported that residents of Dalupura, a village in Madhya Pradesh, had planned the funeral service after the langur monkey, which frequents the village, died on December 29.

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The incident reportedly violated Article 144 of Indian law, which allows leading state or territory officials in India, to prohibit or restrict the meeting of persons in an emergency or to deal with danger.

Article 144 has been used by national and state governments to enforce security measures related to the pandemic Covid-19 India.

World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that Covid-19 India reported 168,063 new cases in the last 24 hour period, Newsweek reported on Wednesday (12/1/2022).

As the second most populous country on Earth, with an estimated 1.38 billion inhabitants, India has reported 35 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 484,213 deaths linked to the pandemic.

In Madhya Pradesh where the monkey burial took place, 2,317 new Covid-19 cases and one death have been reported in the last 24 hour period, with the increase in reported cases linked to the spread of the Omicron variant.

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