In Kirari, potential communal fires are doused by vigilant members

In Kirari, potential communal fires are doused by vigilant members

On the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition , a ‘Peace March’ was held in Kirari in which at least 2,000 people from both the communities participated.


A large number of Hinduwomen and Muslim women  from the constituency, in which about 24 per cent of the eight lakh migrants are Muslims, took part in the march organised by a local Congress leader in a bid to reduce the tensions raised by the recent of communal tension.

“Every sensible person in Kirari wants peace, especially women. We have not slept peacefully for over a month as some lumpen elements in the name of religion have been trying to disturb the peace here,” said Pratyush Kanth, who organised the march.

“We have formed more than 25 citizen groups here who have been holding meetings with both the communities in every nook and corner,” said Kanth.

He said some vested interests were trying to practice the politics of hatred and intolerance which would not be allowed.

In the two most recent cases of communal tension, a dispute between a temple and Idgaah land took a nasty turn.

The other incident was the forced shutdown of two restaurants of the area for allegedly “serving beef”, he said, adding the initiative of youth stopped them from escalating.
“In both the incidents, the youth of both the communities came out in large numbers and took to the streets,” Kanth said, pointing to how the flare up was prevented from turning
violent.

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