Muslims carry body of Hindu neighbour for cremation in UP amid lockdown

30/03/2020 at 10:24 AM

Meerut, Mar 30: Defining India’s tagline ‘unity in diversity’, scores of Muslims carried body of a Hindu man to the cremation ground in UP’s Bulandshahr amid chants of ‘ Ram naam satya hai’.

Ravi Shankar, in his late 40s, died on Saturday afternoon in Anand Vihar area, leaving behind his wife and four children, following his prolonged battle with cancer when the nation is going through a 21-day lockdown to fight COVID-19.

As relatives were stuck due to the lockdown, a group of neighbours approached the family and offered to take out the funeral procession.

Soon after, scores of Muslims of the area jointed the procession and some shared their shoulders to carry the cot, on which the body was lying, to the ghat for last rites.

The cremation took place according to Hindu rituals.

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