Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), November 30— An elderly Sikh man Sukhpal Singh Bedi has donated 900 sq ft land for building a mosque in Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh.
70-year-old Bedi, who is also a social activist, handed over the land documents for the 900 sq ft plot to Purkazi Nagar Panchayat Chairman Zahir Farooqui at an event in the city on November 24.
He has made the huge gesture of communal harmony during the auspicious month of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
Bedi said he wanted to spread the message of peace and communal harmony citing Guru Nanak’s teachings of treating all people equally and with respect, says a PTI news.
The elderly Sikh man has made the offer two weeks after the Supreme Court verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit. The top court granted the piece of land on which the 16th century mosque stood till December 6, 1992 in Ayodhya for construction of Ram Temple. The court also asked the government to grant 5 acres land to the Muslim side for construction of mosque in Ayodhya. The Hindu side had long been claiming that the site was where Ram was born.
While respecting the verdict, the Muslim community had expressed their sorrow over it and termed it as a judgment not justice.