Hindus Join Muslims To Resurrect Temple and Mosque


INDIA, April 6, 2011 (The Hindu): In Maharashtra’s Latur district, the village of Rui is witnessing unity and tolerance between Hindus and Muslims. An ancient Ram temple, destroyed during the battle between the Peshwas and the Nizam of Hyderabad around 275 years ago, and a masjid/dargah, destroyed about 63 years ago have been rebuilt, thanks to the efforts of both communities.

On April 9, the two places of worship will be inaugurated and a ‘National Conference on Communal Harmony’ will be held, president of the Organising Committee of the conference Vishwanath D. Karad said.

According to him, the residents of the village, which has a population of 4,000, have initiated the program. “The people belonging to all religions like as well as all castes and communities have willingly come together for the renovation and reconstruction of the Shri Ram Temple and the Jama Masjid/Dargah Sharif,” he said adding, “This is nothing but historic.”

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