Shopian: As militants killed a Kashmiri Pandit farmer and injured his brother , the death of the Kashmiri Pandit however, displayed a communal harmony yet again as large number of Muslims took part in the last rites of slain KP member in Chotigam, Shopian district of southern Kashmir.
Kashmiri Pandits living in Chotigam, Shopian who didn’t leave Kashmir during 90s were attacked again resulting in on spot death of Sunil Kumar Bhat while as injuries to Petamber Nath Bhat . On Tuesday as news of attack on Kashmir 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 of around 16 family members are living in this village who didn’t migrate during 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 said that Muslims made all arrangements of last rites and were seen raising slogans in favour of unity besides end to innocent killings. “We have always lived here peacefully and we share our grief and celebrations since decades,” said a pandit living in Chotigam.