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Sikhs return mosque to Muslims

Panipat: Sikhs of village Kol, district Fatehabad in Haryana, vacated a mosque which was converted into a gurdwara soon after Partition. The gurudwara has now been shifted to another place in the same village. Dr. J. Ram, head of the gurudwara committee, said during a function held in the village for this purpose on 8 November that the strength of this country lies in unity within diversity, here people share happiness and sorrow of each other. He said there are only a few Muslim families in the village. Our people had occupied the mosque in 1948 and converted it into a gurudwara. We did not realize then the seriousness of this mater. Now Maulana Muhammad Javed Nadwi of Jamiat Shah Waliullah of Phulat brought the matter to our notice and the whole village agreed to return the mosque to the Muslims. Village pradhan Chand Singh said he will be happy that five-times Namaz will be offered in this mosque now. He said, still there are many such mosques in Haryana. He appealed to the people to consider Muslims as their brothers and return the mosques to them (Dr Muhammad Asif)

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 November 2016 on page no. 24

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