Muslim takes local council to High Court because their burial rules ‘breach his human rights’

A Muslim man has taken his local council to the High Court after complaining that their burial rules are infringing on his human rights.

Atta Ul-Haq, a practising Barelvi Muslim, wants to erect a four inch marble edging around his father’s grave to stop people walking across it, an act he described as “deeply offensive” and prohibited by his religion.

His father, Hafiz Qadri, died in 2015 and is buried in Streetly Cemetery in Walsall, West Midlands.