Humanity over religion: Muslim man performs last rites of Hindu friend

A Muslim man Razzak Khan Tikari performed the last rites of his Hindu friend Santosh Singh in Madhya Pradesh's Baitul district, breaking barriers of religion that divide humanity.

FP Staff September 29, 2015 17:55:36 IST
Humanity over religion: Muslim man performs last rites of Hindu friend

A Muslim man Razzak Khan Tikari performed the last rites of his Hindu friend Santosh Singh in Madhya Pradesh's Baitul district, breaking barriers of religion that divide humanity.

Humanity over religion Muslim man performs last rites of Hindu friend

Representational image. Reuters

Santosh was critically ill and passed away on 20 September leaving his wife Chhaya and eight-year-old daughter behind and with little means to cremate him. Santosh's friend Razzak assumed responsibility and cremated his friend according to Hindu rituals, a report in Zee News says.

According to a report in Catch News, Razzak, a resident of Chattisgarh, told Patrika he had been friends with Santosh for the last eight years and considered his family as his own.

"Religion should not become a barrier in friendship," the report quoted him as saying.

Razzak's humanitarian gesture for his deceased friend debunks stereotypes created by religious divide between communities and also serves as an epitome for communal harmony.

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