In yet another example of communal harmony in Kashmir, Kashmiri Muslims residing in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday helped to perform the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandit man.
Muslims made arrangements for the last rites of Tej Kishan who passed away today in Tricha village of the district. Muslim neighbours rushed to the house of Kishan after the news of his death reached them, reported Greater Kashmir.
Muslim men were seen carrying the hearse to the cremation ground in the village.
“We share a bond that goes back hundreds of years. When we heard about the sad news, all of us rushed to console the family members and arrange the last rites,” said a neighbour.
This is not the first time that Kashmiri Muslims performed hearse of Kashmiri Pandits, last year in November, Muslim neighbours of 40 year old Sushma Parimoo, who died in Habakadal, Srinagar helped the family in performing the last rites.
In another gesture of unity in diversity, Kashmiri Muslims of Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district re-opened “Nandkishore Temple” on the eve of Shivratri- closed since almost three decades, in an attempt to welcome their migrated Hindu brethren to return to Valley in February.
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