Kashmiriyat: A Muslim offers his home to a displaced Kashmiri Pandit family

Published on: May 28, 2016

A still from video filmed by Rajesh Raina, husband of the woman being consoled by the old man.

At a time [when plans for a] separate Pandit township is raging a new controversy in Kashmir, a south Kashmir man offered his house for a visiting Kashmiri Pandit family at Kokernag and invited them to come back and live with him.

A video posted on Facebook by one Rajesh Raina showed his wife, Sweeti Raina, breaking down while visiting her parental village in Kokernag. Rainas are currently putting up in Hyderabad.

The video may be viewed here.

Consoling the lady, the elderly man is seen offering even his house to the visiting pandit “daughter”, in case she returns to the valley along with her family.

The video, which has already gone viral on social networking sites, set the debate among netizens, who are terming it a “heart-warming sign of Kashmiriyat”.

Interestingly, the video was circulated at a time when Sainik Colony and separate Pandit Township plans have threatened to snowball into new major crisis in Kashmir. In [the] backdrop of these developments, some are even predicting the resurgence of another simmering summer in [the] Valley.

“You even have a stake on [sic] our blood,” the elder was heard telling the weeping KP lady.

Earlier, while sharing the video on his FB wall, Rajesh Raina wrote: “This is real Kashmiriyat. I shot this video clip today at Kokernag, the native place of my wife. Ek pehloo yeh bhi hai Kashmir ki Tasveer ka. (This too is one of facets of Kashmiri picture).”
 
This story was first posted on Kashmir Life.