In what can be said as an example of religious unity for the rest of the country, Hindus and Muslims in a village in Moradabad joined hands to remove loudspeakers from religious places in the area. For last three years, the tension was increasing in the area over using of loudspeakers at temples and mosques in this village of UP.
Chakramani Tripathi, a Circle Officer (rural) said, “Police and district administration of Moradabad are full of praise for the initiative taken by the elders of both the communities who amicably resolved the issue in the holy month of Ramzan.”
In the past, a non-descript Triyadan village in UP had been in news for the violence due to using of loudspeakers which led to the members of both the communities mutually deciding on taking down the loudspeakers from religious places.
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A 40-year-old village local, Dinesh Singh said, “Outsiders who had nothing to do with the village used to ignite communal tension which would often lead to violence. Later, police cases were filed against members of both the communities and many of us landed in jail. It took us a long while to see through their game-plan. Once things became clear to us, we decided to talk to each other which worked in everybody’s favour.
Another resident of the village, Zakir Hussain said that in the holy month of Ramazan, we decided to remove loudspeakers from the mosques and members from Hindu communities also decided to take down loudspeakers from temples. And the effort seems to be working as there is peace in the village.
(Sources: Times of India)