Kerala mosques set example of Hindu-Muslim Unity

In a rare gesture of Hindu Muslim unity, mosques in Kerala opened the door for non Muslim parents who accompanied students, from different states to exam centres for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

Kerala Mosque
Management of Vadi Hira Masjid at Aluva near Kochi hosted parents, including women, and made the necessary arrangements forthem to get rest while their children wrote the exam.

More than 1,500 students had come to Aluva to appear the medical entrance examination. The students were allotted centres in nearby Thottumukham Sivagiri School and Chalakkal Amal Public School.

“Vadi Hira Masjid arranged accommodation for hundreds of parents who accompanied their children for the NEET exam, said Abdul Raoof Bin Rahim, a social activist and member of the committee said adding that reception for parents was arranged by the mosque management.

Last year too, the mosque management had offered shelter and food and water to parents, but arrangement were made only after they saw the troubled parents near their gates.

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