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Communal Harmony: Gujarati Hindus restore mosque silent since Babri demolition

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat has all over again sets an example of kindness and humanity for communal peace and harmony.

The Kalupur Masjid believed to 100-year-old is situated in a Hindu locality has been lying quiet since the Babri Masjid demolition in 1993.

Hindu community members in a bid to thaw the icy relations reached out to the Muslims in the locality to help restore the old mosque to its former glory and in March 2016, for the first time in 30 years, people heard azaan from the mosque.

This gesture towards restoring is so much so that the two flowers seller, who light incense stick twice a day at the masjid has in fact had a set of keys to the place.

“One set of keys is with Poonam Parekh and Kaushik rami who sell flowers near the mosque,” Aziz Gandhi, a social worker in Dariapur told The Times Of India.

Kaushik Rami spoke to Times of India, noting, “We are happy that the mosque that was closed for over three decades is now filled with devotees.”

Muslims who were avoiding it to avert troubles is now offering namaaz in the mosque.

“We are happy that the mosque that was closed for over three decades is now filled with devotees,” added Aziz.