SRINIGAR: “Baby Koul and her husband raised their children while fighting poverty. Their death shocked everyone in the village. These children are innocent and losing parents in less than a year is a catastrophe for them. Their parents were young and very gentle,” Sameena, a local woman, told Al Jazeera. According to villagers, the children are reluctant to go with their relatives because “they get much love from their neighbours”.
“Villagers have helped the family and we will keep doing this. They are like our own children and we will not let them suffer in any way,” resident Ghulam Nabi Dar told Al Jazeera. The example of Hindu-Muslim togetherness displayed in Lavdoora village is not isolated.
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