Trilokpuri to set an example of communal harmony

Trilokpuri to set an example of communal harmony

After violent clashes, Trilokpuri is preparing to set an example of communal harmony as Hindu volunteers prepare to escort the locality’s four Muharram processions on Tuesday.

“We have got a list of Hindu volunteers who will ensure that the processions are held peacefully,” Joint Commissioner of Police Sanjay Beniwal told Deccan Herald.

“The Initiative deserves appreciations, it might be helpful in bridging the trust deficit, created between the communities after riot,” added Beniwal.

On preventing communal disharmony, Beniwal said, “Precautionary measures have been taken.”

“Restrictions have been imposed on carrying sharp-edged articles like blades, chains and whips, which are traditionally used by the devotees to wreak physical pain on them as part of the mourning. Disobeying the curbs will be dealt with strictly,” he said.

“About two dozen Hindu volunteers will be part of all four Muharram processions. These start from Block 27 and end at the symbolic Karbala in Trilokpuri’s Kotla,” said Parvez Mia, a resident and member of an ‘aman’ (harmony) committee formed for rebuilding trust between the two communities.

“We all are hopeful that the area will see peaceful processions as both communities have joined hands. Police and other security agencies are also doing their bit,” he said.

“The volunteers from Hindu and Muslim committees have been told by police to keep an eye on any doubtful activity and immediately inform them,” Navaz, a member of aman committee, said.

The Hindu volunteers will be divided in four groups, which will accompany the four Muharram processions that will set out from the riot-hit blocks of the colony, where violence left 60 people, including policemen, injured recently.

Mustafa Bhai, Imam of Madina Masjid, said, “Muharram is observed by Muslims to mourn the death of Imam Hussein Ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad in the battle of Karbala.”

Officials said policemen will escort each of the four processions, which will cover half-a-kilometre.