Unity revisits riot-hit Trilokpuri! Hindus to lead Muharram processions to restore harmony

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New Delhi: Police men walk in a street during curfew in violence-hit Trilokpuri in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI Photo)
New Delhi, Nov 3: Just a few days after Trilokpuri was hit by communal violence, this part of Delhi is now limping back to normalcy and is also gearing up to set an example.

In Delhi's Trilokpuri, Hindus will be seen leading Muslim processions for Muharram on Tuesday. As per reports, Hindu volunteers offered to lead Muharram processions and Muslims have accepted the same for bringing communal harmony in the region where nearly 60 people got injured after violence.

As per an NDTV report, "The processions will reportedly set out from the riot-hit blocks of the east Delhi area that is still tense after three days of communal violence during Diwali."

Where on one hand, attempts are being made to rebuild the broken ties, communal tension seems to simmer in another part of Delhi.

In Bawana (North West Delhi), a Mahapanchayat on Sunday decided to ban the Muharram procession in the Hindu region to which the Muslims also agreed.

Delhi: After Trilokpuri, communal tension simmers in Bawana as mahapanchayat bans Muharram procession

"Aman committees were formed by the Delhi Police to bring both sides to the table. The committee succeeded and the route has been changed," said Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi.

"I would request people to avoid rumour mongering or it will be dealt with strongly, " he further added.

As per Indiatoday reports, "The police have restricted people from carrying sharp-edged articles such as blades or chains, which are traditionally used by devout to inflict physical pain on themselves as part of the mourning."

Muharram is observed by Shia Muslims to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad in the battle of Karbala.

To ensure a peaceful Muharram, the police force is extensively patrolling sensitive areas in the national capital.

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