Khrew villagers perform last rites of non-local Sikh cloth vendor

PAMPORE: Setting an example of communal harmony, villagers of Khrew Pampore in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district performed last rites of a non -Kashmiri man from Sikh community on Tuesday.
Tahil Singh, 79, a resident of Qadin village of Gurdaspur Punjab, died on intervening night of Monday and Tuesday in his rented room at Khrew village of Pampore.
Soon the news about his death spread, local residents from Khrew assembled at his rented room and started arranging for his last rites, Mohammad Ashraf , a local resident said.
They also informed management of Gurdwara Sahib Srinagar and
Gurdwara Sahib Awantipora and sought their help in performing last rites of the deceased.
With the assistance of a few volunteers from these two Gurduwaras , the locals consigned him to flames today morning.
Singh was a cloth pedlar living in a rented accommodation in Khrew since 1985.
They locals said that they desired to send his body home but couldn’t due to ongoing lockdown.

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