Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Secularism

In a Heartwarming Gesture, Hindu Family Donates Land for Muslim Burial Ground in Assam

SabrangIndia 13 May 2019
North Lakhimpur: Amidst the election battle afflicted with communal undertones, the reports of a Hindu family donating their land for a Muslim burial ground brings a sense of relief that our foundational basis of harmony and fraternity yet exists.

Assam
Representation Image

Breaking all religious barriers and communal animosity, a Hindu family have donated 0.84 acres of land to the Nahar Pukhuri Kabrastan (graveyard), which is located near the North Lakhimpur railway station in Assam. The donor family has been recognized as that of late Karunakanta Bhuyan which stays at Gorehaga village.

The governing body of the graveyard felicitated the donor family on May 4, with the chairman, Dr. Hamidur Rahman, expressing his gratitude to all the people involved in this noble cause.

It is significant to note that the burial ground shares its border with a Hindu crematorium.

Earlier in 2017, there were reports of a Muslim family donating 1,905 square feet of their land for the expansion of Hanuman temple in Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh. Javed Ansari, the donor, had said “I have donated this land to Hanuman Mandir to send out a message of communal harmony. I believe that such gestures will increase brotherhood between the Hindu and Muslim communities.”

Recently, in Assam, a group of locals, cutting across religious lines, were tirelessly helping the Muslims shift the 100-year old, two-storeyed minaret in Puranigudam area in Nagaon district after there was a fear of its demolition for the expansion of the National Highway (NH)-37.
While the entire nation is plagued with insecurity, with the brutal Babri Masjid massacre yet fresh in mind and the Gyanpith mosque of Kashi feared to be next in line, such selfless gestures give a hope that no matter how much the religious fanatics try, love will always prevail.

Related Articles:
  1. A Bond of Togetherness; Hindus help Muslims to Shift Puranigudam Minar in Assam
  2. Watch: The Imam who lost his son but saved his town from burning
  3. Discontent increases as Demolitions Continue in Varanasi

In a Heartwarming Gesture, Hindu Family Donates Land for Muslim Burial Ground in Assam

North Lakhimpur: Amidst the election battle afflicted with communal undertones, the reports of a Hindu family donating their land for a Muslim burial ground brings a sense of relief that our foundational basis of harmony and fraternity yet exists.

Assam
Representation Image

Breaking all religious barriers and communal animosity, a Hindu family have donated 0.84 acres of land to the Nahar Pukhuri Kabrastan (graveyard), which is located near the North Lakhimpur railway station in Assam. The donor family has been recognized as that of late Karunakanta Bhuyan which stays at Gorehaga village.

The governing body of the graveyard felicitated the donor family on May 4, with the chairman, Dr. Hamidur Rahman, expressing his gratitude to all the people involved in this noble cause.

It is significant to note that the burial ground shares its border with a Hindu crematorium.

Earlier in 2017, there were reports of a Muslim family donating 1,905 square feet of their land for the expansion of Hanuman temple in Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh. Javed Ansari, the donor, had said “I have donated this land to Hanuman Mandir to send out a message of communal harmony. I believe that such gestures will increase brotherhood between the Hindu and Muslim communities.”

Recently, in Assam, a group of locals, cutting across religious lines, were tirelessly helping the Muslims shift the 100-year old, two-storeyed minaret in Puranigudam area in Nagaon district after there was a fear of its demolition for the expansion of the National Highway (NH)-37.
While the entire nation is plagued with insecurity, with the brutal Babri Masjid massacre yet fresh in mind and the Gyanpith mosque of Kashi feared to be next in line, such selfless gestures give a hope that no matter how much the religious fanatics try, love will always prevail.

Related Articles:
  1. A Bond of Togetherness; Hindus help Muslims to Shift Puranigudam Minar in Assam
  2. Watch: The Imam who lost his son but saved his town from burning
  3. Discontent increases as Demolitions Continue in Varanasi

Related Articles

Monday

13

Jan

Nationwide

Saturday

04

Jan

Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Theme

hashimpura

Hashimpura Massacre

The Lemmings of Hashimpura
summer

Summer Culture

Our first summer culture bouquet features fiction from Syria and Iraq and poetry and art from Palestine.
khoj

Teaching Without Prejudice

Report of the CABE Committee on 'Regulatory Mechanisms for Textbooks and Parallel Textbooks Taught in Schools Outside the Government System
dalits

Hidden apartheid, 2001

The continuance of manual scavenging, untouchability and other obnoxious practices do not seem to bother the Indian establishment....

Campaigns

Monday

13

Jan

Nationwide

Saturday

04

Jan

Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Videos

India

Stranded in Iran without essentials, Tamil fishermen’s desperate cry for help

More than 800 Tamil fishermen are trapped in Iran following the Corona virus outbreak. The fishermen have sent over 20 SOS videos, imploring the Indian government to rescue them. It has been 25 days since their plea, the Indian authorities are yet to respond. Even as their basic resources including water and food dwindle each day, the fishermen continue to survive despite all odds. Now, the families of the fishermen have also joined in the appeal to demand help from authorities, hoping someone takes notice of their cries before it is too late.

India

Stranded in Iran without essentials, Tamil fishermen’s desperate cry for help

More than 800 Tamil fishermen are trapped in Iran following the Corona virus outbreak. The fishermen have sent over 20 SOS videos, imploring the Indian government to rescue them. It has been 25 days since their plea, the Indian authorities are yet to respond. Even as their basic resources including water and food dwindle each day, the fishermen continue to survive despite all odds. Now, the families of the fishermen have also joined in the appeal to demand help from authorities, hoping someone takes notice of their cries before it is too late.

Analysis

hashimpura

Hashimpura Massacre

The Lemmings of Hashimpura
summer

Summer Culture

Our first summer culture bouquet features fiction from Syria and Iraq and poetry and art from Palestine.
khoj

Teaching Without Prejudice

Report of the CABE Committee on 'Regulatory Mechanisms for Textbooks and Parallel Textbooks Taught in Schools Outside the Government System
dalits

Hidden apartheid, 2001

The continuance of manual scavenging, untouchability and other obnoxious practices do not seem to bother the Indian establishment....

Archives