Muslims Perform Funeral Rites of Kashmiri Pandit Woman
Srinagar: In an example of communal harmony in Kashmir, Muslims residing in the Habakadal area of Srinagar recently helped to perform the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandit woman.
The Kashmiri Pandit family had been living in this Muslim-dominant area for the last 30 years, and when one of the women in the family, Sushma Parimoo, passed away, the arrangements for the last rites were made by her Muslim neighbours. Muslims carried the hearse to the cremation ground. “We got full cooperation from the neighborhood and always feel like a family. I never felt that I am from a different religion. We share a brotherhood relation with the Muslim community and treat each other equally,” said Kamlesh, Sushma’s brother. Sushma is survived by her two brothers Raj and Kamlesh Parimoo and their wives and children.