A Hindu family in a Jind village of Haryana came to the rescue of its Muslim neighbors on Monday (July 6) by providing a plot of land for the burial of their daughter who died on Monday morning. The family of the 13-year-old girl could not bury her in the graveyard as it was filled with water, Times of India reported.
After the girl died, the hapless family was unable to find space to carry out her last rites until noon despite approaching various quarters. Finally, a person from the Hindu community provided an answer to their prayers by giving them a piece of land near the crematorium to carry out their daughter's last rites.
While talking to media, girl's father Joginder said, "The district administration has failed to meet our demands. We have been trying to get a clean ground, but no one is ready to address the issue. Today, a Hindu family came forward and provided some land near the crematorium. The farmer has to irrigate his field following his turn of getting canal water; nonetheless, he offered his land. While the authorities have failed to resolve this long-standing issue, a neighbor helped us this time. We want a permanent solution to the problem."
Village Sarpanch Jaideep Singh said, "There are 16 castes staying in the village, and all live in harmony and fraternal spirit. The continuous rain has led to waterlogging of the graveyard. I have deputed two persons to drain the water into a nearby field through pipes and will make an arrangement soon so that our Muslim families do not face any trouble in the village in future."