Srinagar: In yet another display of communal harmony and cultural bond, Kashmiri Muslims performed the funeral rites of a Pandit woman in Habba Kadal on Friday.
Shushma Parmoo, 40, of Shalla Kadal, Habba Kadal, breathed her last at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital in Srinagar in Friday afternoon after suffering a brain haemorrhage three days ago. A government employee, Parmoo was single and is survived by her sister and two brothers.
The Muslims of the locality helped the family to perform the deceased’s last rites, considering it as their “community obligation”.
“We have always maintained good ties with our neighbours, irrespective of their religion. We consider it as an obligation on ourselves to look after them and lend a helping hand at all times and in particular at this distressed time,” Tanzeel Ahmed, a neighbour of Parmoos, told Kashmir Narrator.
Ahmed also said that he took her Pandit neighbour to the hospital three days ago when she fell sick.
“They have very few relatives in the Valley. Most of their relatives are settled outside the Valley and won’t visit the bereaved family. At this juncture, we look up to our Muslims neighbours who offer the much needed support,” a relative and neighbour of Parmoos said.