SUALKUCHI, Sept 6 � Hajo, a shrine for the people of different religions has not witnessed any communial disturbances since both the Hindus and Muslims live together in harmony.
The Pancha-tirtha is surrounded by temples and moques. The sound of ajan (prayer) comes out from the Powa Mecca and mingles with the sound of hymns coming out from Hayagrib Madhab Mandir. The people have never experienced communal hatred, but violence in the BTAD area has led to concern among the people here.
A public prayer attended by both Hindus and the Muslims was held at Powa Mecca Tomb, Hajo on August 29 and the people of Hajo called upon all concerned to shun violence and maintain peace and communal harmony among different ethnic groups.
In the meeting with Saiyed Fazol Ahmed in the chair Shambhu Dutta Sarma, secretary, Hajo Panchatirtha Mandir Management Committee said that the on-going ethnic trouble does not solve any problem or not bring upliftment of the people of any section. There is hardly any influence of bloodshed or ethnic violence in religion. He stressed the need of bringing peace and harmony by means of religious tolerance in the trouble-torn areas.
Speaking in the meeting, Prakash Das, secretary, All Kamrup Students� Association observed that the political parties immerse in self interest have created anarchy in the BTAD areas. AASU would not remain silent would resist those forces with all its might, he said. He called upon the people of Hajo to maintain the heritage of Hajo the symbol of communal harmony between the Hindus and the Muslims.
Dilip Kumar Sarmah, in his address called upon the people to keep vigil against anti-social activities which may disrupt the communal harmony of the people of Assam. Saiyed Kudduch Ali former �Khadim� Powa Mecca Tomb expressed his solidarity for the move for bringing normalcy in the BTAD and urged everyone to give up violence.
The meeting convened by social worker Mridul Hussain was attended by nearby 500 people from all walks of life. Among others, Dipjyoti Pathak, president, Kamrup District Committee, Asam Juba Santha, Phulmati Boro, social activist expressed concern over the violence incidents in BTAD.