Gesture of Communal Harmony
A group of Muslim villagers in Assam’s Kamrup district has performed the last rites of a Hindu man, who had stayed at a Muslim friend’s residence with his family for over 25 years. Sixty-five-year-old Rajkumar Gaur used to stay at Saddam Hussain’s residence in Rangia’sKhandikar village after the death of his father rendered him homeless in the 1990s. After Rajkumar Gaur died, Hussain and his friends pooled money to purchase the items required for a Hindu cremation and arranged a priest, said Shukur Ali, a resident of Khandikarvillage. Hussain said he had given shelter to Gaur after he was forced to vacate the Railway quarters where he was living following the death of his father who had come to Assam from Uttar Pradesh. “I had built a dwelling for Rajkumar inside my premises so that he could live with his family,” he said.
(Taken from newageislam.com)