Hindus and Muslims – Inspiring News

Jodhpur Muslims help temple stampede victims (Oct 2, 2008, Hindustan Times)
From ferrying victims to hospitals, to spontaneously queuing up for blood donation, the Muslim community in the city was one with its Hindu friends after Tuesday’s stampede at the Chamunda Devi temple. At least 186 devotees died in the stampede tragedy at Mehrangarh Fort on the first day of the Navratra festival. The death toll went up to 186 as several families who had refrained from bringing the bodies to hospitals for post-mortem on Monday, reported the deaths at police stations. ” As per records, 186 deaths have been confirmed,” divisional commissioner Jodhpur, Kiran Soni Gupta said.
 
Muslim youth were seen attending to patients prior to the arrival of family members and queuing up for blood donation. Close to 3.5 lakh of Jodhpur’s 13 lakh population are Muslim. “We are all creations of Allah who doesn’t differentiate between Hindus and Muslims,” said 22-year-old college student Arif Mohammad, one of the first to reach the site with his classmates Raju Khan and Sadiq Khan.
 
“In solidarity with our Hindu brethren who have lost family members,we have decided not to celebrate Eid on Thursday,” said Sadiq in a choked voice. The majority of taxi drivers are Muslim and they did not charge for taking victims to hospitals. “It was our duty. Religion can’t divide us on such a tragic occasion,” said Mohammad Sadiq, a taxi driver.
 
Muslim tailor, Hindu clerk and police transform lives (Oct 1, 2008, Hindustan Times)
The struggling Muslim tailor and the Hindu school clerk met in the backdrop of the deadly communal riots in Mumbai 15 years ago, a quick friendship was struck that would transform the lives of thousands of others. As death swept through Mumbai’s poverty-choked underbelly of Dharavi, India’s largest slum, Waqar Khan, 24, ran into Ramchandra Korde, 54, both weary after witnessing violence between communities who live there elbow-to-elbow. Both struck a close friendship that expanded into a mohalla (neighbourhood) committee, Mumbai’s most prominent signpost of religious amity – in a sprawling city within a city that has not seen a single religious skirmish over the past 15 years. The experiment that was undertaken to ensure peace between Hindus and Muslims is now helping combat terrorism and its aftermath.
 
Moral of the story:
Cooperation of people with the police is the biggest weapon again terrorism, especially in a country where the neighbourhood beat constable, the frontline soldier against terror, has become all but a relic. The experiment in Mumbai – like community policing experiments in other parts of the country (see box) – shows how people can prevent terrorist attacks with close interaction with the police, and prevent a violent religious flare-up. “Every time there is any kind of tension, we’re on alert. Around 100 of us start moving around in the neighbourhood, quelling rumours and initiating a dialogue with youngsters in mixed groups,” said Khan.
 
The story began with one police officer in 1988 in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi outside Mumbai, as BJP leader L.K. Advani had started talking about his rath yatra. Tension spread. Suresh Khopde, then deputy commissioner of police, set up 70-odd mohalla committees. “The idea was to just break the prejudices and get the members of the two communities to interact… once in 15 days,” said Khopde. It worked. Four years later in 1992-93, even as Mumbai burned twice after the Babri Masjid demolition, Bhiwandi, despite a history of communal riots, was calm. Not a stone was thrown. Khopde’s experiment became the subject for social scientists. “The signal to field officers is to do better community policing and to engage with people . It’s the only way to keep a tab on a city of 14 million,” said AV Parasnis, Maharashtra’s secretary for law and order.
 
Khopde, now Additional Commissioner of Police (north region), is convinced that a similar initiative will help the city fight terror. Khopde has expanded mohalla committees in his area in western suburbs to enrol 30,000 Mumbaikars. “Our access to what is happening in a locality is so much better today,” said Jayant Hargude, inspector of communally sensitive Malvani, in Malad, who reports to Khopde. And half the battle would be won if attitudes changed, Khan said. “I think everyone in our community wants to know why and how youngsters are being seduced towards terror.”
 

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The woman in your life

This is a beautiful article:
The woman in your life…very well expressed…

Tomorrow you may get a working woman, but you should marry her with these facts as well.

Here is a girl, who is as much educated as you are;
Who is earning almost as much as you do;

One, who has dreams and aspirations just as
you have because she is as human as you are;

One, who has never entered the kitchen in her life just like you or your
Sister haven’t, as she was busy in studies and competing in a system
that gives no special concession to girls for their culinary achievements

One, who has lived and loved her parents & brothers & sisters, almost as
much as you do for 20-25 years of her life;

One, who has bravely agreed to leave behind all that, her home, people who love her, to adopt your home, your family, your ways and even your family, name

One, who is somehow expected to be a master-chef from day #1, while you sleep oblivious to her predicament in her new circumstances, environment and that kitchen

One, who is expected to make the tea, first thing in the morning and cook
food at the end of the day, even if she is as tired as you are, maybe more,
and yet never ever expected to complain; to be a servant, a cook, a mother,
a wife, even if she doesn’t want to; and is learning just like you are as
to what you want from her; and is clumsy and sloppy at times and knows that you won’t like it if she is too demanding, or if she learns faster than  you;

One, who has her own set of friends, and that includes boys and even men at her workplace too, those, who she knows from school days and yet is willing to put all that on the back-burners to avoid your irrational jealousy, unnecessary competition and your inherent insecurities;

One, who can be late from work once in a while when deadlines, just like yours, are to be met;

One, who is doing her level best and wants to make this most important,
relationship in her entire life a grand success, if you just help her some and trust her;

One, who just wants one thing from you, as you are the only one she knows in your entire house – your unstinted support, your sensitivities and most importantly – your understanding, or love, if you may call it.

But not many guys understand this……

Please appreciate “HER”

I hope you will do..