‘It’s The House of God’: Sikhs in This Ludhiana Village Won’t Let a Mosque Be Demolished
Even when the village has no Muslim population.
A group of Sikh elders in Punjab’s Ludhiana have reportedly taken it upon themselves to protect a pre-partition era mosque.
Per a report in Daily Sikh Updates, the mosque, built in 1920, still stands in Ludhiana’s Hedon Bet village, as the members of the community do not want it demolished. They also keep the mosque from being encroached on.
On being asked why, one of the elders, Joga Singh, says,“Rabb da ghar hai. (It’s the house of God)”. Other residents of the village also support the view.
When the reporter talks about how the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was demolished by Hindu mobs, another elder, Balkar Singh says, “Oh they’re fools. They interfered with someone else’s religion. We do not do that.”