Okhla residents, an example of religious harmony; show 'aman' after slaughtered pig found in Mosque

Okhla, Nov  6: In the time of increasing communal riots and growing political unrest in the name of religion, both the Hindu and the Muslim residents of Okhla in the New Delhi area have set an immaculate example of religious tolerance and harmony. True, the region was tense when a slaughtered pig was found in a Mosque, but religious leaders in the area acted with maturity in view of the Trilokpuri riots just a week back.

Instead, they formed a 20-member aman committee, comprising both Hindus and Muslims to tackle the situation. Amanatullah, a resident of Okhla said,"In the morning, a slaughtered pig was found in the mosque near the JJ cluster. There was outrage among the people but it was decided to let police deal with the issue." Following this, both Hindus and Muslims lodged a complaint together.

The police was also requested to keep a vigil on all religious places in the area. Amanatullah said,"What happened in Trilokpuri was very unfortunate and then there was the mahapanchayat at Bawana. It seems the riots were engineered and it is easy to spark a riot in a sensitive area like Okhla."

Surprisingly, the Hindu residents of the neighboring Madanpur Khadar applauded the move saying,"Both Hindus and Muslims are living in peace, and to maintain harmony it is important to constitute an aman committee for the Okhla area. The way communal passions are being stirred in Delhi, such committees will be needed in every part of the city."

Interestingly, the Committee has not restricted its duties to the current situation only, but has said that it will look into any matter that involves both the communities-be it organizing jagrans or processions. "We will ensure that everything happens peacefully."

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