Sikh elders of the Ludhiana Village Hedon Bet refuse to let anyone demolish the Mosque built in 1920 despite zero Muslim population in the village.
“We will not let anyone demolish the masjid”
“It is the house of god”
This is the masjid in the village Hedon Bet of Ludhiana district
The elders stated that the Mosque is the house of god and no one has the right to demolish it. The residents of the village overwhelmingly support the elders and prevent anyone from occupying the abandoned site.
The elders stated that as long as they live the Mosque will stand and they will stand guard to prevent demolition. The Muslim population of the village moved to the newly formed Pakistan in 1947 and abandoning their places of worship.
The Sikhs have a long history of protecting other’s places of worship. The 6th Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji even built a mosque for Muslims.
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