As a mark of gratitude, Kashmiris offer free services to Sikh community

SRINAGAR: As a token of respect for the Sikh community, Kashmiri students and traders are offering their services either free or at heavy discounts after the Sikhs came forward following the multiple reports of reprisals on Kashmiris in the wake of the Pulwama attack that left 40 CRPF personnel dead.

To express gratitude, hundreds of Kashmiris took to the social media with appraisal on the help extended by members of the Sikh community and many others went a step further by offering free services or discounts on products.

Some of the medical clinics as well as coaching centres offered free consultations and tuitions and even Kashmiri vegetable vendor offered free veggies to the customers belonging to the Sikh community as a token of respect.

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“Free coaching for Sikh students in 11th and 12th medical and non-medical at Eternal Coaching Centre Anantnag,” the centre Wrote on Facebook.

“We will never forget what you have done for us in this hour of distress,” wrote Dr Showkat Shaida.

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Khalsa Aid, an NGO leading humanitarian efforts across the globe won special appreciation for not only provided the stranded Kashmiri students food, and shelter but also protection and helped them reach their homes. “There are so many Punjabis to make sure every Kashmiri is safe here,” said Amarpreet Singh, the director.