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37. Power to make regulations prohibiting disposal of the dead except at places set apart.-

(1) The Commissioner of Police may, from time to time, make regulations prohibiting the disposal of the dead, whether by cremation, burial or otherwise at places other than those set apart for such purpose:

Provided that no such regulations shall be made in respect of any area for which places have not been so set apart:

Provided further that the Commissioner of Police or any officer authorised by him in this behalf may, in his discretion, on an application made to him by any person, grant to such person permission to dispose of the corpse of any deceased person at any place other than a place so set apart, if in his opinion such disposal is not likely to cause obstruction to traffic or disturbance of the public peace or is not objectionable for any other reason.

(2) Any regulations made under sub-section (1) shall specify the places set apart for the disposal of the dead of different communities or sections of communities.

(3) All such regulations shall be deemed to be rules for the purposes of section 23 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (10 of 1897) and shall be subject to the conditions of previous publication and the date to be specified under clause (3) of that section shall not be earlier than two months from the date on which the draft of the proposed regulations is published.

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