Muslims of Malerkotla reached out to Sikhs at the Golden Temple in Amritsar with 330 quintals of wheat. This came as a gesture of love from the community when the Golden Temple started facing trouble in arranging Langar (free food)- considered to be a part of the Sikh faith.
Here are five components of the story:
- Malerkotla is the only Muslim-dominant region in Punjab, which does have any disputes with the Sikhs. This brotherhood can be traced back to times of 1947 partition.
- “About 1 lakh people have langar at the Golden Temple every day. We heard that there is a shortage of resources, so we got 330 quintal of wheat. This might not be enough to feed 1 lakh people hence we are working on arranging for more of it”, said Dr Nasir Akhtar, director of Sikh-Muslim Sanjha Sangathan.
- “People also donated an amount of Rs. 1.5 lakhs so that the wheat could be bought”, said Mohd. Parvez, a member of the organization.
- The Muslims were greeted with respect by the Sikh community, when the reached out with trucks full of wheat.
- They were also served Langar.