Muslims to Construct a Temple in Pulwama!
The decision to construct a temple in Pulwama is an example of peace and harmony between Hindus and Muslims in Pulwama.
In Achan village, Pulwama, the Muslim community of the area has come forward for the construction of the temple.
There were about 55 families residing in the area before the ’90s while the majority of the Hindu families have migrated from the area.
Currently, only one Pandit family is living in harmony with the Muslims. Muslims in that place are helping the Pandit family morally and financially in the construction of the temple.
Nazir Ahmad a local resident said, “our religion teach us brotherhood and harmony, pandits are part of our society, whenever we have any need they help us and we also help them whenever needed, we have grown up together, we celebrate the festivals together, whether Hearth or Eid.”
“We request Kashmiri Pandit to return to their homes, before 1990’s we used to share each other's joys and sorrows. We were taught by Pandits and were always there for each other in times of need and lived together as one happy family,” another local, Bilal Ahmad said.
“We used to share walnuts, fried fishes during this festival. We are incomplete without our Hindu brothers, and they should return and live among us like we used to live,” he further said.
Sanjay Kumar, the head of the Pandit family said, “It has been only possible through the contribution of our Muslim neighbors that we are able to build the temple,we never feel difference with each other, we are always there for each other,every person should believe in common brotherhood and try to maintain the communal harmony, as all religions are promoting the peace, love, and brotherhood.”