Gurudwara comes up on Waqf land, Amroha leads by example


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Gurudwara, Thandi Sadak, Amroha – View from the road

 

THE picture shows the biggest Gurudwara under construction on Thandi Sadak in Amroha, UP. But it has a background that needs to be shared. The land on which the Gurudwara is coming up was a Waqf Noorul Hasan, Danishmandan, property once. After a prolonged case that dragged on for 10 years (1980-90), the dispute was amicably resolved between the Sikh and Muslim communities in 1990. The Shia community donated the space reserved for an Imambara to their Sikh brethren. The Sikh community returned the favour by donating 12 bigha of land nearby for the Imambada.

This is a shining example of how sensitive issues could still be handled in India.

Gurudwara Amroha

View of the Gurudwara from inside

 

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About Inam Abidi Amrohvi

Inam is a businessman and freelancer based in Dubai. Originally from Amroha, his family shifted to Lucknow in the late 70s. You can follow him on Twitter @inamabidi.

Posted on September 17, 2016, in National Integration and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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