Muslims perform last rites of Kashmiri Pandit in Kulgam

Kulgam, Jun 2: Thousands of Muslims on Sunday attended the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandit in Hanand chawalgam village in south Kashmir’s kulgam district.
Reports said that, a 80-year-old Java- Lal, who lived in a Muslim-dominated area in chawalgam died after a protracted illness. Muslims on Sunday attended the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandit in chawalgam village of Kulgam in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
The Muslim community helped the family perform the last rites of Devi as per Hindu rituals.
“This is true Kashmir, this is our culture and we share brotherhood. We do not believe in divisive politics. We share composite culture,” said Wakeel Ahmad, a neighbour said.
Java Lal decided to stay in Kashmir valley in ‘90s when the majority of Kashmiri Pandits migrated from the region. A majority of people present during the last rites were Muslims. We condemn incidents which try to create differences between Hindus and Muslims. We live here in peace and harmony,” said Vadh’s relative.
As news of her demise spread in the region, hundreds of Muslims, including women and children, rushed towards her house and took part in last rites. A majority of people present during the last rites were Muslims. We condemn incidents which try to create differences between Hindus and Muslims. We live here in peace and harmony,” said Java Lals Relative.