There is fierce opposition to the funeral of former Japan PM Shinzo Abe, know what is the reason
There is a lot of protest in the country regarding the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Leaders of opposition parties say Abe's state funeral violates the law. PM Narendra Modi has also arrived to bid Abe a final farewell.
More than condoling the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, there is an atmosphere of tension at this time. For information, let us tell you that the funeral of Shinzo Abe is being done at Budokan Hall. Meanwhile, police were deployed around the railway stations and tight security was put in place. Roads around the funeral site have been closed for the day.
What do the opposition say
Opponents opposing Shinzo Abe's funeral say Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a unilateral decision that was undemocratic without parliamentary approval. The funeral law was abolished in Japan after World War II. In 1967, Shigeru Yoshida was the only politician who was given a state funeral, he also faced criticism. Rally organizer Takakage Fujita said on Monday that spending our valuable tax money on funerals in the state without any legal basis is an act that completely tramples on the Constitution. The tax money collected from the people can also be used in any good place.
Guests will attend the funeral from home and abroad
Let us inform that guests from all over the country and abroad attended the funeral of Shinzo Abe, including the Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi. The Japanese government reported that about 1.7 billion yen (Japanese rupees) is being spent for the safety, transportation and accommodation of the guests. Kishida held marathon talks with foreign leaders called funeral diplomacy. Kishida was due to meet 40 foreign leaders on Wednesday, of which he was able to meet only 10. These included US Vice President Kamala Harris, Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Philippines Vice President Sarah Duterte. Meanwhile, he will also meet with his India and Australia counterparts and will also host a function on Tuesday. In addition to Japanese parliamentarians, 4,300 people, including foreign dignitaries, attended Shinzo Abe's funeral.