Muslims perform last rites of Hindu villager in Kulgam
Srinagar: Muslims in Damhal Hanjipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday helped in cremation of a Hindu man.
News agency KNO quoted locals saying that Surinder Singh, 75, died in Pombai village of Damhal Hanjipora on Wednesday after brief illness — his last rites were performed today.
As the news of his death spread in the area, local Muslim villagers made special arrangements for performing his last rites and ferried firewood for helping the family to cremate the deceased.
“It is in our religion that you should help and take care of your neighbors irrespective of their religion,” Abdul Rehman Tantray, a local resident said.
Touched by the gesture of local Muslims, the deceased’s son-in-law, Dahan Singh said that he was overwhelmed by the approach of locals whom he has been living with for the past decade.
“They are great human beings. People across India should learn the principles of humanity from the people of Kashmir,” he said.