Even as reports of rising communal discord keep coming in, a Muslim leader in Madhya Pradesh’s Harda town showed that all hope is not lost.
The man, Saed Khan, is the local corporator and president of Harda district Wakf committee. When the loudspeaker of a temple in his locality got stolen, he gifted them a new one. While speaking to the Hindustan Times, he said:
For the past few days, whenever I passed by the temple, there was no sound of devotional songs. I felt bad and asked the priest if anyone had brought a new one. When he said no, we bought a new amplifier and gifted it to my Hindu brothers...
He further added that, “Even if some people have made controversial remarks about the use of loudspeakers in mosques and temples, I just want to say that in India, people have never objected to such things.”
Saed’s statement hinted at Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam’s, whose tweet against on the use of loud speakers for giving a prayer call invited a lot of criticism.
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