A heart warming story

Grief united Moradabad, one of Uttar Pradesh's most communally sensitive towns, as Hindus and Muslims came together for the funeral procession of Danish and Noman, who died as they tried to save Suman, a Hindu woman, from drowning in a sewer she had accidentally fallen into.
Although they could not save Suman ­ the three bodies were recovered by the Army after a 36-hour operation on Sunday ­ Danish and Noman have become martyrs in the eyes of Hindus and Muslims alike.
While Hindu women showered petals from rooftops as the funeral procession of the two young men passed through the city's streets, men from the community lent a shoulder to their `janaza.' “For me, the two are real life heroes,“ said Sakshi Mehrotra, a resident. “Even if someone is dying on the road, people of this city behave like mute spectators. But these boys proved that human life is more important than religious differences.“ There was heavy police deployment on the route of the funeral procession which began soon after a special namaaz was read out for the boys. Clerics also read out prayers for the family of Suman and the jawans of the Army who had been involved in the operations. “ We hope that the communal amity which this event has triggered remains in our city ,“ said Ikram Qureshi, a local leader.
According to reports, construction work was going on near the sewer line since 2010, but it was stopped due to heavy rains. A few local residents claimed that the mishap could have been averted had the construction company covered the sewer pit on time.

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