Muslim family cremates Kashmiri Pandit

Posted By: Mamatha
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Srinagar, Sep 25: In a great act of humanity, a Muslim family conducted the last rites of 55-year old Krishan Chand Purbi, a Kashmiri Pandit who died due to a prolonged illness.

The deceased neighbors collected wood, erected a funeral pyre and got his daughter, relatives and even priests from outside the valley for the cremation.

They braved the curfew to conduct the lasts rites of their Hindu brother. Though about 50,000 people wanted to attend his funeral, due to curfew, only a small group of the Muslim community attended the funeral.

Anita, daughter of Chand, said, "I did not face any inconvenience as our neighbours helped us a lot."

Krishan Chand had stayed back with his family in 1990 when militancy forced more than 3 lakh Pandits to migrate out of the valley. He was among the 4000 Pandits who stayed back.

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