“This donation by Mr Khan and his family is a great example of social harmony and brotherhood between two communities. Without the help of Muslims, it would have been difficult to realise this dream project.”
PATNA — At a time when the seeds of hatred are being sown and calls for genocide of Muslims are being given openly under the patronage of Hindutva forces in India, a Muslim family in Bihar has set an example of communal harmony by donating land for the construction of a grand Hindu temple in the Kaithwalia area of East Champaran district in the state.
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Khan, a businessman from East Champaran based in Guwahati, has donated land worth Rs.2.5 crore for construction of the world’s largest Hindu temple — Virat Ramayan Mandir — in the Kaithwalia area of East Champaran, reports PTI.
Acharya Kishore Kunal, chief of the Patna-based Mahavir Mandir Trust, that has undertaken the project, told reporters on Monday that land donation formalities have been completed.
“He recently completed all formalities pertaining to the donation of land belonging to his family for the construction of the temple at the registrar office of the Kesharia sub-division (East Chanmparan),” Kunal, a former Indian Police Service officer, told reporters, according to the report.
The Acharya said that this donation by Mr Khan and his family is a great example of social harmony and brotherhood between two communities. Without the help of Muslims, it would have been difficult to realise this dream project, he added.