Purtageri: A small village in North Karnataka has showed the way to communal harmony. In Purtageri near Gadag in North Karnataka, it's Hindus who've come forward to help their Muslim brethren restore a mosque that was on the brink of collapse.
It’s a century old mosque that's been crying for attention since last October. It's roofs started leaking and a portion of it was badly damaged in the heavy rains that lashed many parts of north Karnataka last year.
But the rains set off a lesson -- a rare show of communal harmony. Hindus taking the lead to pitch in with donations and construction material to re-build the damaged mosque in remote Purtageri, a village near Gadag in north Karnataka, about 400 kms from Bangalore.
There are about 150 households in Purtageri, of which only about ten families are Muslim who are daily wagers or agricultural labourers. So they couldn't afford the renovation of their only place of worship....more
11:21 PM, Oct 01, 2010
Purtageri (Karnataka): As India waits for the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit verdict amid security concerns, a small village in north Karnataka shows the way to communal harmony. In Purtageri north Karnataka, Hindus are helping Muslims restore a mosque that was on the brink of collapse. It's a century-old mosque that's been crying for attention since last October. The roof of the mosque started leaking and a portion of it...
09:57 AM, Sep 30, 2010