Acknowledging Sikhs' compassion, Muslim groom sports turban at his wedding

Gives message of harmony in times of hate

Acknowledging Sikhs' compassion, Muslim groom sports turban at his wedding

Archit Watts

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, March 4

In honour of Sikhs who rescued Muslims during riots in north-east Delhi, a Muslim boy tied a turban for his wedding in Gidderbaha recently. Not just the groom, Abdul Hakeem, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib’s Panjoli village, some of his friends, too, tied the turban for the March 1 wedding.



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Abdul’s father-in-law Saleem Khan told The Tribune: “My son-in-law has given a message of communal harmony. A true Muslim is identified not only by his cap, but also by his honesty. In the same vein, a true Sikh’s identity is not only his turban, but also his Gursikhi.”

He said his son-in-law won the hearts of everyone present at the wedding. “People are still congratulating me, as it was one-of-a-kind gesture. Abdul had told us in advance that he would sport a turban in the honour of Sikhs who rescued Muslims in Delhi, and give the message of communal harmony. We were happy with his decision.”

A Gidderbaha resident said, “The bond among people from all communities should remain intact. We must confront them by setting an example of communal harmony, as Abdul has done.”

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