Ganderbal: Muslims residing at Wussan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday helped to perform the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandith.
90 year old Nath Ji Bhat son of Rough Ram Bhat, who lived in a Muslim dominated area in Wussan Ganderbal passed away Thursday late evening at his after a brief illness.
As soon as the news of his demise spread in the area hundreds of Muslims, including women and childrens rushed towards his house to console his family and mourned at his demise.
On Friday Afternoon noon 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 Sheikh Bashir a social activist and renowned broadcaster.
This is our kashmir and this is our culture we do not believe in divisive politics and we share brotherhood we live here in peace and harmony said Sheikh said.
A relative of the deceased said the villagers live in peace and harmony without any communal tension.
He said we decided to stay back in Kashmir in the 1990s when the majority of Kashmiri Pandits migrated from the region.