From Kashi to Kaaba on bicycle against terrorism
Varanasi, May 14 (UNI) A group of 14 young Muslim bravehearts today left this holy city on bicycles for another equally religious city of Kaaba (Saudi Arabia) to spread the message of peace and unite their brethren in Arab countries against terrorism.
The journey titled 'Kashi Se Kaaba Rajiv Gandhi Shanti Sadbhavna Yatra', undertaken under the auspices of Anjuman Haidi Chowk, will see the youths cycle their way through Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Jordan to reach the holy city of Kaaba.
The yatra was flagged off from the mosque in Fataman area here by local Congress MP Rajesh Mishra amid the chants of 'Naare Takbir Allah Ho Akbar.' Those embarking on the Yatra included Shahid Raza, Ashar Raza, Syed Zafar Abbas, Ibne Hassan, Imran Hussain, Qamar Ali, Sarfaraz Ali, Kaeb Ali, Shamil Haider, Nyer, Ejaz Hussain, Humer Hassan and Raju.
''Humare bhai bhagwan ke ghar kashi se allah ke ghar kaaba ja rahein hai. Ab allah aur bhagwan dono se manate hain ki unhe unke maqsad me kamyabi dilane ke saath sahi salamat ghar pahuchayen,'' said Nafisa Begum, one of the many women who tied safety bands on the hands of the youths for their safe and successful return.
The youths led by Shah Alam had last evening secured the blessings of Bharat Ratna shehnai wizard Ustad Bismillah Khan for success on their monumental peace trek.
''While wishing us success in our motive, Khan Sahib has also written a letter to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, seeking that the Union government gets in touch with all countries through which the trek will pass, for the safety of the bravehearts,'' Shah Alam told UNI.
''Terror incidents like the recent March 7 blast in Varanasi have prompted vested interests to malign Islam. This trek is aimed to prove that Islam has no place for terrorists,'' he added.
During the yatra, the group members will interact with commoners by organising 'chaupals' to mobilse public opinion against global terrorism, which alone will result in a global movement against terrosism.
''We are not afraid of the bullets of terrorists because we know both Bhagwan and Allah are with us,'' signed out Alam.
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