Muslims Assist Transport Idols To Hill Prime Temple In Jammu And Kashmir


The Shiv Mandir Committee is all reward for his or her Muslim neighbours.


Setting an instance of communal concord, Muslim residents of Kursari Panchayat in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda joined palms with Hindus in shifting big idols to an historic temple right here.

Six idols, every weighing between 500 kg and 700 kg and manufactured from granite, had been purchased from Rajasthan to be put in on the lately renovated Shiv temple in Kursari, positioned at a hill prime, three kilometres away from the Bhaderwah-Doda freeway.

The Shiv Mandir committee was caught in a repair resulting from non-availability of a street, making the transport of the idols an uphill activity.

Sensing the problem, Kursari Panchayat sarpanch Sajid Mir not solely allotted Rs 4.6 lakh from capital expenditure finances for the pressing building of a street but additionally requested 150 villagers from his neighborhood to assist.

“That is our tradition and these are our values which we now have inherited. This is the reason we by no means fell prey to the nefarious designs of those that attempt to divide us on the premise of faith. At present, we now have once more proven that we’re united,” Mir instructed PTI.

Over 4 days, volunteers from each communities used machines and ropes to hold the idols to the temple, the place they are going to be put in at a spiritual operate on August 9.

“It’s actually encouraging to see the eye we’re getting…The military’s native unit of the military, street building firms and civil administration additionally got here ahead and prolonged their full help,” Mir stated.

The Shiv Mandir Committee is all reward for his or her Muslim neighbours for his or her gesture and enthusiasm in finishing the work.

“It’s heartwarming to see the love and affection of our neighbours who gave us power. We toiled laborious during the last 4 days to handle the transportation of idols, which at one level appeared an not possible activity,” chairman of the temple committee Ravinder Pardeep stated.

“I’m actually glad to see that our children are fantastically carrying ahead the ethos of communal concord and mutual brotherhood, which exhibits we now have efficiently transferred the values to them,” Haji Abdul Gani Mastana (75), an area, stated.

The military’s Rashtriya Rifles unit primarily based in Bhaderwah dispatched males and equipment to assist the villagers as a goodwill gesture.

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