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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Jodhpur Muslims help temple stampede victims


From ferrying victims to hospitals, to spontaneously queuing up for blood donation, the Muslim community in the city was one with its Hindu friends after Tuesday’s stampede at the Chamunda Devi temple.

At least 186 devotees died in the stampede tragedy at Mehrangarh Fort on the first day of the Navratra festival.


Muslim youth were seen attending to patients prior to the arrival of family members and queuing up for blood donation. Close to 3.5 lakh of Jodhpur’s 13 lakh population are Muslim.

“We are all creations of Allah who doesn’t differentiate between Hindus and Muslims,’’ said 22-year-old college student Arif Mohammad, one of the first to reach the site with his classmates Raju Khan and Sadiq Khan.

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  • At 3:56 PM, Blogger omeriqbal said…

    What Arif Mohammed said is indeed true. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) catered to non-Muslims, and there is a story of a woman converting to Islam when he went to see her the day she was ill and couldn't dump trash on the Prophet (pbuh).

    May God give the same courage to Muslims everywhere -- to help those in need irrespective of their religion and race.


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