Muslims in Tral village help in performing last rites of their Pandit neighbour

TRAL: The members of Muslim community from Ladiyar village of Tral area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have set a high example of communal harmony on Wednesday after performing last rites of their Pandit neighbour.
Local residents from Lariyar village told Kashmir Reader that Kaniya Lal Raina, a resident of the Lariyar village passed away on Wednesday afternoon in SKIMS Soura Srinagar where he was admitted for the last 10 days.
A local resident Shabir Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that as soon as the news of his passing spread in the village many villagers left their daily chores to arrange wood for preparing a pyre for the deceased. Kanya Lal’s is the only Pandit family living in the village who did not migrate when their other Pandit neighbours left the Valley in 1989.
The passion of standing with each other and setting a high example of brotherhood was appreciated by one and all at a time when some divisive forces tried to create a wedge between Muslims and Pandits of Kashmir.
Mohammad Ashraf, a local resident of the village told that the late Kaniya Lal used help them and they also help them in the sprit of Hindu Muslim unity. “We wish that Pandits , Muslim’s and Sikh community of Kashmir live together with love peace and mutual coexistence”, he said.
Moti Lal, a Kashmiri Pandit from neighbouring Buchoo village told that members from Muslim community had made all arrangements for performing last rites of Raina till the time his body wasback to his village from Soura Srinagar. “The bereaved family had to do no arrangements on their own, ” he said.

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