Muslim neighbours help perform last rites of Kashmiri Pandit

Setting an example of communal amity, Muslim neighbours came out to help perform the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandit here this morning.

Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 23:33 PM IST

Srinagar: Setting an example of communal amity, Muslim neighbours came out to help perform the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandit here this morning.

Muslim neighbours of the deceased came out of their houses, irrespective of the curfew imposed in the area, to help the family perform his last rites, sources said. Krishan Ji Puran (70), a resident of Krali Mohalla locality of Habbakadal passed away late last night after a brief illness, sources added.
They said the septuagenarian defied all odds and stayed back in the Valley despite mass migration of his community in the early 1990`s following eruption of militancy in the state.

Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS) President Sanjay K Tikoo said the deceased, who was an artist by profession, was left jobless due to militancy.

PTI