Muslims perform last rites of non-local priest
Islamabad, Aug 28: Muslims in this south Kashmir town on Saturday performed the last rites of a non resident priest.
Babu Ram, 80, originally hailing from West Bengal, had been putting up in the township alone for the past many years. He breathed his last on Friday night. As the word about his death spread local Muslims reached there and managed to keep his body in the mortuary. Early, in the morning Babu’s body was taken to Mattan, 8 kms from here, where he was cremated. “There was nobody to perform the funeral. We were saddened by the death of a person who had no one to look after. We gathered and performed his last rites," said Adil Khurshid, a resident.
All the arrangements including the bringing of sandal wood and later dropping the ashes of the body into the river were made by the Muslims while the Sikhs too offered a helping hand.
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