Mosques open door to Simhastha pilgrims, Muslims host Hindu devotees in Ujjain
Ujjain: In a praiseworthy gesture, mosques opened the doors to devotees who have come to Ujjain for Simhastha [Kumbh].
After rain and high-velocity winds wreaked havoc for the second time in a week in Ujjain, local Muslims hosted the pilgrims in mosques.
At the Hari Masjid in Topkhana locality, scores of Hindu families including women and children took shelter. Similarly, at the Sodgiran mosque, pilgrims were welcomed.
"I am thankful to the local Muslim community, as I can see my parents safe in the mosque in the photo", said Rajesh Gour, who was worried about his parents' safety.
Gour was relieved and wrote the comments after the photographs were posted on social media network. Earlier too when there was major storm and seven persons had died in Ujjain, Muslim community got engaged in relief works.
At the Kshipra river 'ghats' too, Muslim youths are voluntarily saving pilgrims who slip into the water, and have saved many Hindus from drowning.
All India Muslim Tehwar Committee chief Dr Ausaf Shahmiri Khurram has appealed to the Muslim community to thrown open their doors and help pilgrims as members of their own family.