Ujjain, May 12: Sending a strong message of communal harmony, Muslims opened the doors of mosques in Ujjain for Hindu devotees, who were looking for shelter and food after rain, hailstorm and squall disrupted the month-long Simhastha Kumbh Mela. When heavy rain coupled with hailstorm and squall played spoilsport at ongoing Kumbh Mela, lakhs of devotees were striving for place to stay and food. In this tough time, local Muslims came forward with helping hands.Also Read - Locals Protest Namaz in Open Space in Gurgaon, Say 'Will Build Volleyball Court in The Area'

A couple of local mosques opened their doors for Hindu pilgrims inviting them for taking shelter their in the stormy weather. In Mangalnath area, Dr Ausaf Shahmiri Khurram, chief of All India Muslim Tehwar Committee chief Dr Ausaf Shahmiri Khurram asked members of the Muslim community to open their doors to Hindu devotees, reported The Better India. (ALSO READ: Ayesha Aziz: Kashmiri girl who became India’s youngest woman pilot at 16) Also Read - Locals In Gurugram Sector 12 Protest Against Namaz At Public Place, Raise Slogans

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The report further stated that hundreds of Hindu devotees, including women and children, took shelter at Hari Masjid in the Topkhana area, as well as in the Sodgiran mosque. Muslim youths also were stationed at Shipra ghats to prevent pilgrims taking holy baths from slipping into the water. They have saved many devotees from drowning. Around 30 lakh people had taken the holy dip in Shipra river before the weather became rough.

At a time when the issue of religious intolerance was debated in every nook and corner of the country creating social unrest, praiseworthy gesture of Muslims in Ujjain is heart-warming and gives a new ray of hope.