The residents of Boruapara village belonging to Muslim community in Western Assam’s Kokrajhar district have drawn attention of many for setting an example of communal harmony.
The residents of the village have been taking care of a 1000-year-old Kali temple in the village for the past several years.
The temple has been drawing devotees in large number irrespective of religious beliefs.
The villagers said they find peace of mind while taking care of the temple and their works have been appreciated by devotees who visit the temple.
“We are Muslims by birth and have been working in the temple for last several years. We feel good to do it. No one has ever objected to it,” said a resident.
The villagers on Thursday gathered at the temple premises to celebrate ‘unity and brotherhood’ among Hindus and Muslims.
“There are no clashes between Hindus and Muslims here. We all live in complete harmony. Although certain forces try to disturb peace and harmony for political gain, common people live here cordially,” said Abdul Hussain, a local resident.
Local activist Arup Kumar Doley laid the foundation stone of the beautification work of the temple.
“It is amazing to see how people from all walks of life irrespective of their religious faith visit the temple and offer prayers. The temple doors are open for all,” said Doley.