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Haridwar Swamis lead Khudai Khidmatgar peace march in Delhi 'riot affected' areas

By Our Representative
A Khudai Kidmatgar team, which visited the riot-affected regions along with Swami Shivanand Saraswati and Swami Punyanand, has insisted that India's true heritage is the lesson of ‘vasudhaiv kutumbakam', and it is the responsibility of all to carry froward this legacy. Originally founded by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan in 1930, also known as Frontier Gandhi, Khudai Khidmatgar is claimed to have been revived by young Gandhian activist Faisal Khan in 2011.
Belonging to Matrusadan, Haridwar, Swami Shivanand Saraswati and Swami Punyanand, along with Khudai Khidmatgar volunteers, reached the riot-affected regions of Idgaah, Brajpuri, Shivpuri and Mustafabad of Delhi "with message of peace and compassion", said Khan.
While expressing solidarity with riot affected families, Swami Shivanand Saraswati said "People of all the faiths and beliefs are equal. Sun, rain, wind and entire creation treats every human as equal and there is no way to justify such violence and hatred. Such acts are against Insaniyat (humanity) which is must for human existence and has nothing to do with any religion . Such acts are politically motivated."
The Swami led the peace march from Idgaah to Faruqiya Masjid with volunteers singing "Insan ka insan se ho bhaichara, yahi hai paigham hamara", alongside the slogan "Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-Isai, aapas me hain bhai bhai". The Faruqiya Masjid was vandalized and burned during the riots.
The two Swamis saw each and every corner of the mosque and said, this act violence is beyond imagination. There is no place for violence in dharma, in true religion. The true function of dharma is love, non-violence, peace and service. Violence is the function of adharma.
They met mosque and madrassa committee members and said that they stood with them "in these dark days", and would work together for the cause of humanity. They offered janamaz (prayer carpet) and carpets for the mosque and asserted that India's true heritage is the lesson of ‘vasudhaiv kutumbakam', which is the responsibility of each of us to carry froward the legacy.
Those who participated in the peace march included Magsaysay awardee Dr Sandeep Pandey, Khudai Khidmatgar national convener Faisal Khan and his team members Husnain Beg, Jayalekshmi, Kripal Singh Mandloi, Sharik Choudhury, Suyash Tripathi, Sayed Tehseen Ahmed, Susheel Khanna, Shabir Hussain, Chand Shaikh, Ehtsham Hashmi and Mayaraj.

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pointraiser said…
covid is not just a social problem anymore. People are literally coming to streets. Most have drenched their savings and things are not getting any good.
Around the world, it is expected that over 50 million people will lose their jobs because of this global crisis.

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