After 30 years Pandit returns to meet Muslim friend in Kupwara

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Srinagar

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a Kashmiri Pandit has visited his native village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district after 30 years to meet his Muslim friend.

Manohar Pandit, who used to reside in Nehama village of Kralgund teshil, had left Kashmir during early nineties along with his family.

“One can’t stay away from his native land forever and the love for my native land has forced me to visit Kashmir.

Most importantly, I have come to see my Muslim friend with whom I have spent the unforgettable moments of my childhood,” said Manohar Pandit, who was a student when he along with his family left Kashmir. He presently lives in Jammu and runs a shop there.

He said that his joy knew no bounds when he reached his native village and met his friend. “On reaching here, I came to know that some of my close friends have left for heavenly abode. I am lucky enough to meet my close friend Ghulam Mohuiddin,” he said.

Manohar Pandit remembers his childhood memories of playing with his friends under the shadow of Chinar tree at Kralgund.

He said that this Chinar tree had made him nostalgic.—KMS