Kashmir remains tense. The death toll of civilians killed in protests triggered by Friday's killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani rose to 32 on Monday. Half of Jammu & Kashmir is still under curfew. But none of this mattered to a Muslim couple who risked their lives to get food to their Hindu friends.
According to a report in India Today, Zubeda Begum and her husband walked miles on a deserted road in Srinagar on Monday, carrying bags of food, after they got a call from their Hindu friends living across the river Jhelum who told them that they were out of food.
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"She had called me in the morning saying her family needed food supplies," Zubeda told India Today, as she went about her mission braving the strict curfew in Srinagar. "They have an ailing grandmother staying with them. I am taking the food to them."
Diwanchand Pandit and his family are Valley residents who had had no access to food in the previous couple of days because of curfew.
Zubeda and Diwanchand's family have known each other for some time.
"Everyone is suffering here. We are so glad that these people came here. This is where the humanity lies," said Diwanchand Pandit.