TRAGIC Savita Halappanavar was laid out in her marriage gown at her funeral, a close friend has revealed.
The young wife was laid out in the same beautiful sari she wore when she married Praveen in 2008.
"Because Savita died as a married woman, it was a traditional Hindu custom that she was laid out in her marriage costume," said friend Harsad Holehonnur.
The young couple were married in 2008 in Belgaum. Savita then joined Praveen in Galway, where they began their life together.
It also emerged that friends of the couple packed up mementos from the couple's home to spare him the painful memories when he returns to Galway.
Members of the Indian community also rallied around Praveen after Savita's death, helping with funeral arrangements and flights home.
HERE we go again. Another day of national humiliation, another day of public mortification, another reason to hang our collective heads in shame. I make no judgment whatever on any decisions made in Galway Hospital. They remain beyond my view. What is clearly in view is the repeated failure of Dail Eireann to legislate decisively on an issue that is clearly going to remain with us, and could only have been avoided so far because dear old bloody Britain is next door to solve most of our abortion problems for us.
IN the debate about abortion we are constantly dealing with what can only be described as 'asymmetrical hysteria', that is we are only ever outraged by anti-abortion laws and their consequences and never by the consequences of pro-abortion laws.
WE don't know the precise details of Savita Halappanavar's death, but we know she was denied medical intervention in an Irish hospital. Her request for an abortion was denied, according to her husband, on the grounds that Ireland is a Catholic country and that she could only be induced if there was no foetal heartbeat.