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12 Oct, 2015

Bisada Hindus fund Muslim wedding – The Times of India

BISADA: The two daughters of Hakeem, a Muslim villager in Bisada, will get married on Sunday morning, and some Hindus from the village are bearing the wedding expenses. The family of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was lynched in the same village on September 28 over rumours that he had beef at home, had always maintained that they had lived peacefully in Bisada for generations, and there never was any communal strife.

The coming together of two communities for the Sunday wedding was a reflection of how Bisada villagers had lived in the past until that unfortunate incident happened with Mohammed Akhlaq and his family. The incident seriously threatened to completely destroy the social fabric of the village.

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