Muslim man wears a turban to salute the Sikh community that helped during Delhi Riots
In times of despair, some people and communities come together to celebrate that one single thing that binds us all together– humanity.
When the deadly Delhi Riots broke, the Sikh community stood ground and helped everyone no matter their religion or their stand on CAA and NRC. To acknowledge the help people got, a Muslim groom and his friends wore a Sikh turban during his wedding ceremony in Gidderbaha on 1st March 2020.
Abdul Hakeem who is from Fatehgarh Sahib’s Panjoli village wanted to make a bold statement about the compassion the Sikh community showed when Northeast Delhi was burning to the ground.
A wedding occurred in Giddharbah where a Muslim groom tied a turban in honor of Sikhs helping Muslims in Delhi riots.
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It was not just the groom but almost 100 other guests were also seen sporting a turban.
The riots in Delhi were a terrible reminder of how hate-mongering between communities can lead to the deaths of innocent people. So far, almost 53 people have been reported dead. In that, a young IB officer and a head constable of the Delhi Police also lost their lives.
“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,” Abdul’s father-in-law Saleem Khan told The Tribune.
A Gidderbaha resident also added, “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.”