Muslims throughout North Kirklees are up in arms over what they claim are needless delays to burials of loved ones.
Furious families say coroner Peter Straker - who has been suspended pending an investigation - is holding up Muslim ceremonies by ordering too many post-mortem examinations.
Under Islamic beliefs, funerals should take place within 24 hours of death if at all possible.
Akooji Badat, a member of North Kirklees Burial Committee and a mosque chairman, said: “Some funerals are having to wait at least five days. That is out of order. The whole community is shocked. We are finding it hard to fulfil religious obligations.”