Kashmir

Khrew villagers set example of communal harmony, perform last rites of non-local sikh

Javid Sofi – 4 Aug 2020

Pulwama: Setting an example of communal harmony, villagers of Khrew in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district performed last rites of a non -Kashmiri man from Sikh community on Tuesday.
Tahil Singh, 79, a resident of Qadin village of Gurdaspur Punjab, died on intervening night of Monday and Tuesday in his rented room at Khrew.


Soon the news about his death spread, local residents from Khrew assembled at there and started arranging things for performing his last rites, Abdul Hameed, a local resident said.
They also informed management of Gurdwara Sahib Srinagar and
Gurdwara Sahib Awantipora and sought their help in performing his last rites.
With the assistance few volunteers from these two Gurduwaras , the locals consigned him to flames today morning.
Singh was a cloth pedlar living in a rented accommodation in Khrew since 1985.
The locals said that they desired to send his body home but couldn’t due to ongoing lockdown.

Khrew villagers carrying corpse of non local Sikh.

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