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Aug 12, 2013 at 03:05pm IST

Kishtwar: Amidst tension, Muslim neighbours help Hindu man get married

Srinagar: As tension and violence continues in Jammu and Kashmir, a glimmer of hope came in Kishtwar where a Hindu doctor was able to get married, thanks to the efforts of his Muslim neighbours.

The neighbours helped escort Dr Ashish Sharma's relatives to the Chowghan ground through sensitive areas. The wedding procession then moved to the Poochal area of Kishtwar.

This came even as curfew continues in eight districts across Jammu and Kashmir following clashes. The BJP has called for a bandh across Jammu on Monday.

Separatist leader Yasin Malik has called for a peace march in Srinagar. Educational institutions in the state will remain shut on Monday.

Clashes between the two communities affected traffic on Srinagar-Jammu-Pathankot national highway on Sunday. Three people have been killed so far. The Amarnath and Machail yatra too were suspended for the day, forcing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to appeal for peace.

"I am using the channels of the media to appeal to the people of Jammu and Kashmir not to fall prey to rumours and allow these political parties to exploit the sentiment," Omar said.