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GRAVE. A place where a dead body is interred.
     2. The violation of the grave, by taking up the dead body, or stealing the coffin or grave clothes, is a misdemeanor at common law. 1 Russ. on. Cr. 414. A singular case, illustrative of this subject, occurred in Louisiana. A son, who inherited a large estate from his mother, buried her with all her jewels, worth $2000; he then made a sale of all he inherited from his mother, for $30,000. After this, a thief broke the grave and stole the jewels, which, after his conviction, were left with the clerk of the court, to be delivered to the owner. The son claimed them, and so did the purchaser of the inheritance; it was held that the jewels, although buried with the mother, belonged to the son, and, that they passed to the purchaser by a sale of the whole inheritance. 6 Robins. L. R. 488. See Dead Body.
     3. In New York, by statutory enactment, it is provided, that every person who shall open a grave, or other place of interment, with intent, 1. To remove the dead body of any human being, for the purpose of selling the same, or for the purpose of dissection; or, 2. To steal the coffin, or any part thereof, or the vestments or other articles interred with any dead body, shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment, in a state prison, not exceeding two years, or in a county gaol, not exceeding six months, or by fine not, exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Rev. Stat. part 4, tit. 5, art. 3, Sec. 15.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Resituating the graveyard as physical and symbolic space, Ernest Gaines and Toni Morrison return to the South in their literary imaginations.
'Moreover, the graveyard has become a safe haven for drug-addicts, and stray dogs also witnessed roaming in it.' People demanded that the authorities ensure cleanliness in the graveyard.
Miani Sahib Graveyard is one of the largest graveyards in the city situated on 1,206 kanals of land.
LHC directed secretary graveyard committee Bashir Ahmad to rectify the situation.
Now the health department is making a basic health unit by covering some 15 kanal of land on the earth reserved for the graveyard without making any consultation with the people and grave yard committee.
She had branded the graveyard as "dangerous" and locked it after vandals started a fire there, only for someone to break in and fall into a collapsed grave.
Pannu Masih, a resident of Jhugain Pandu in Raiwind, told Daily Times that Muhammad Amin, possessing land adjoining the graveyard, is illegally occupying the graveyard land and threatening the area's residents of 'dire consequences' for not complying.
He said that the Sunni Waqf (Endowment) Directorate wanted only to build on a small part of an empty plot near the graveyard, which didn't require getting a permit from the council due to its size.
"I will have to go through the graveyard." Dan was just about to get out and a zombie popped up.
The graveyard in Lahore is spread over almost 90 kanal in Mouza Rakh, Cheddu Khana parallel to Ferozepur Road.
Chairman DMC-South Malik Mohammad Fayyaz visited the Kachhi Memon graveyard Jamila Street, Ali Bagh graveyard Kalakot, Meean Pir graveyard Moosa Lane and others to inspect the arrangements.
A non-descript graveyard to the common eye, few know the significance it holds to the story of both Pakistan and India -it is the final abode of countless freedom fighters who lost their lives resisting British rule in the Sub-Continent.