ANANTNAG: People of minority communities in historical township of Mattan in Anantnag on Thursday said that they are safe and secure among the Muslims of the area.
A meeting of the members of all the three communities, Muslims, Sikhs and non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits was held in the temple premises in the town. In the meeting the Muslim participants assured the minority community members of also possible help in times of crisis.
A Kashmiri Pandit, later told reporters that they have been feeling very safe and secure among the local Muslims. “It is because of the cooperation of local Muslims that we have never felt any insecurity. In these times of crisis they visit us to see if we don’t face shortage of anything,” a Kashmiri Pandit Roop Krishan who participated in the meeting told Kashmir Reader.
A member of the Sikh community Charan Singh who was part of the meeting said that they have never felt any insecurity living in Kashmir.
“There has always been a strong bind between the major and minority communities. Nobody has ever done any harm to us or threatened us. We feel completely safe and secure no matter how much volatile the situation is,” Charan Singh said.
A local Muslim Rafiq Ahmad said that being in majority they have always tried to give the people of minority communities a sense of security.
“It is our duty to protect them and help them in times of crisis. They are part of this society and they belong to us,” Ahmad told reporters.