Kashmiri Pandit boy had all Muslim Barati’s in Ichgam village of Budgam district

Seven Pandit families still live in Ichigam village in Budgam district. In early 90’s, when majority of Kashmiri Pandits left Kashmir, these people preferred to stay  back.On Thursday, Kashmiri Pandit girl Preeti Bhat got married to Ashu who lives in Sheikhpora village in Budgam district. His family migrated from Kashmir in early 90’s but later came to stay in Sheikhpora village.Main attraction of the marriage was participation of majority of Muslims in the Baraat. Even neighbouring Muslim ladies sung wedding songs and danced to the tunes of folk music.Local Muslims offered all kind of help to the family. Rare scenes of communal harmony were witnessed in the village.