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Muslim neighbors take part in last rite of Pandit killed in Shopian

Srinagar, August 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in yet another display of communal harmony, Muslims took part in the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandit in Chotigam area of Shopian district, today.

A Kashmiri Pandit, Sunil Kumar Bhat, was killed while his brother, Pintoo Nath Bhat, was injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Chotigam, today.

As news of attack on the Kashmiri Pandits spread, Muslims of locality rushed to the spot to take Pintoo to hospital and to console other Pandits living there.

Three Pandits families comprising around 16 members are living in the village who didn’t migrate left the area in the 1990s.

Subzar Ahmad, neighbour of Sunil and Pintoo, said that all arrangements for the last rites of Sunil were made by Muslims who were also consoling Pandits living here.

Eyewitnesses told the media that Muslims made all arrangements of last rites and were seen raising slogans in favour of unity besides end to innocent killings.

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