As the people of Bijbehara were leaving for the the mosque to offer morning prayers, they were attracted by the cries and wails. As they rushed for help, they found Amarnath pilgrims bleeding in the minibus. Instead of going to mosque, they rushed them to the hospital. This selfless act of brotherhood and communal harmony from the people of Bijbehara, who buried its four young men in last five days, has come as a pleasant surprise for the pilgrims. And Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has hailed the people for keeping alive the “glorious tradition” of harmony. On Wednesday dawn, a minibus carrying 30 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims travelling from Baltal in Ganderbal district to Jammu had a head-on-collision with a truck at Hamula village of south Kashmir’s Bijibehara town. As the pilgrims cried for help, the villagers apparently out to offer the morning prayers came to their rescue and arranged vehicles to move them to Sub district hospital Bijibehara. “The youth shouted for help from others and broke the door to take us out. They came as god and saved us. They saved our lives by giving us blood,” Anil Kumar Arora told The Indian Express. “I sought help from the yatri and army vehicles traveling on the road but no one stopped.” Officials said Bilal Ahmad Mir, a local driver of the vehicle and a pilgrim Pramod Kumar were killed in the accident when the bus collided with a truck. The 22 injured patients were first taken to the sub district hospital of Bijibehara and later shifted to Shri Maharaja Singh Hospital in Srinagar. Four youth have been killed in the forces’ action in Bijibehara town during the protests that began last week in Valley. J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti hailed the”exemplary effort” of the residents of Halmula and said they had upheld the tradition of brotherhood and amity.