Muslims help perform last rites of Kashmiri Pandit

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 5/24/2020 12:05:03 AM

‘Loss of Jagar Nath saddened whole village’

SRINAGAR, May 23: Muslims of a village in Tral in Pulwama district helped a Pandit family to perform the last rites of its member.
Reports said upon hearing the news about the death of a 95-year old Kashmiri Pandit, Jagar Nath Butt, a resident of Buchoo Tral village on Saturday, the Muslim residents of the village came forward to help the family to perform the last rites of the deceased. A large number of people people visited his house to attend the final rites of the deceased Pandit.
Jagar Nath Butt, a retired auditor from cooperative department continued to stay in his village despite, the large scale migration of Pandit community from Kashmir in late nineties and was quite popular among the locals and was loved by all.
Reports said a number of youth took the responsibility of timber and other required stuff needed for last rites of a Pandit.
“He was such a lovely figure who was loved by all. He was one among us and a known personality,” said Abdul Ahad.
“Locals are very sad and mourning the death of elderly figure. His loss has saddened the whole village,” said another local Sameer Ahmed.
The deceased is survived by his son Moti Lal and three daughters who are all settled. His son Moti Lal too lives in his native village along with his Muslim neighbours.



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