Muslims perform last rites of deceased Pandit woman in Bandipora
Muslims perform last rites of deceased Pandit woman in Bandipora

BANDIPORA — The Muslim neighbourhood in north Kashmir’s Bandipora helped perform the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit woman on Thursday.

Sources said that as soon as the news of the death of 75-year-old woman Rani Bhatt wife of Moti Lal Bhatt spread, Muslim neighbours came together to help in performing her last rites.

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Many people amid COVID-19 pandemic visited the home of the deceased to express condolences with the family.

Locals said that Rani Bhatt died on Wednesday night and today she was cremated with honour. Muslim neighbours performed her last rites as per Hindu religion.

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The deceased, a resident of Kaloosa Bandipora died naturally. Her husband Moti Lal Bhatt had not migrated when militancy erupted in Kashmir Valley.

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