Muslims Neighbours Perform Last Rites of Kashmiri Pandit

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Srinagar: The Muslim neighbourhood in Wussan locality of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district helped perform the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit on Friday.

Pandit Nath Bhat, 92, breathed his last in his home at Wussan in the wee hours on Friday plunging the whole locality in mourning, a local news agency KNO reported.

Soon after the news of his death spread, Muslims neighbours made special arrangements for performing his last rites. They also ferried firewood for helping the family to cremate the deceased.

“It is in our Islam to take care of neighbours irrespective of their religion,” Inayat, a local resident said.

Around a dozen Pandit families continue to live in Wussan village and they never left Kashmir valley even at the height of militancy. The two communities have lived in the locality in harmony and have always shown compassion to each other.

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