Jammu Kashmir In Bhaderwah Muslim people helped to carry idols to the hill temple setting a new example of unity

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Highlights

  • Sculptures will be installed in the ancient Shiva temple on the top of the mountain in Kursari
  • This is our culture and it is our values, which we have inherited: Kursari Sarpanch
  • Local troops of the army, companies engaged in making roads and civil administration also cooperated

Jammu Kashmir: Muslim residents of Kursari Panchayat in Doda, Jammu and Kashmir set an example of communal harmony. He helped the people of the Hindu community in carrying huge idols to an ancient temple here. Six idols made of granite weighing 500 kg to 700 kg were procured from Rajasthan to be installed in the recently renovated Shiva temple on top of the mountain at Kursari, three kilometers from the Bhaderwah-Doda highway. Sensing the difficulty, Sajid Mir, sarpanch of Kursari panchayat not only allocated Rs 4.6 lakh from the capital expenditure budget for road construction, but also asked 150 villagers from his community to help.

We’ve shown again that we’re all united

Mir said, “It is our culture and it is our values, which we have inherited. That is why we have not fallen prey to the nefarious designs of those who try to divide us on the basis of religion. Today we have again shown that we are all united.” Over four days, people from both communities used machines and ropes to carry the idols to the temple, where they would be installed in a religious ceremony on August 9. . Mir said, “It is really encouraging to see the response it is getting. Local contingents of the army, road construction companies and civil administration also came forward and extended their full cooperation.”

The temple committee also praised the cooperation of Muslims.

The Shiv Mandir Committee has also praised him for the cooperation he has received from the Muslim community in completing the work. Temple committee president Ravinder Pradeep said, β€œIt is heartening to see the love and affection of our neighbours, they give us strength. We worked hard over the last four days to manage the transportation of the idols, which at one time seemed an impossible task.” Haji Abdul Gani Mastana (75), a local resident, said, β€œI am very happy to see this. It is that our youth are beautifully carrying forward the ethos of communal harmony and mutual brotherhood.” The Rashtriya Rifles unit of the Army based in Bhaderwah sent jawans and machines to help the villagers as a gesture of goodwill.

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