Amid the burning debris, rotting stench of decay, and drains choc-a-bloc with corpses in Delhi, a glittering example of humanity shone through earlier this week when a Hindu youth climbed up a minaret atop a mosque to remove a "saffron" flag, purportedly planted there by the pro-CAA brigade. What makes this feat even more incredible is that the youth, Ravi, had purportedly placed the flag there himself.
ALSO READ: Naga Biker Onen Nenty to Embark on Nationwide Bike Tour to Spread Awareness about Rape
An onlooker, who was shooting the incident, can be heard lauding the youth (who identified himself as Ravi) for his act, that symbolizes unity among the communities. A man can be heard saying, "Look the man who had placed the flag on the minaret himself is removing it. The atmosphere is peaceful. Our Hindu brothers are looking after the people who had left the area. And the person who had placed the flag is removing it himself."
It may be mentioned here that during the communal riots that swept Delhi in the aftermath of the Citizenship Amendment Act protests, a mosque was vandalised and set on fire in Ashok Nagar’s Gali Number 5, the saffron flag placed on the dome of the mosque’s minar was removed on Thursday, 27 February.
Meanwhile, the death toll in Delhi post-riots has risen to 46. At the same time, there have been reports of 'fake news' on social media claiming that tensions have risen again. However, Delhi Police have dismissed these reports as mere "rumours".
Support Inside Northeast (InsideNE), an independent media platform that focuses on Citizen-centric stories from Northeast India that are surprising, inspiring, cinematic and emotionally relevant.
Readers like you make Inside Northeast’s work possible.
To support our brand of fearless and investigative journalism, support us HERE.
The Inside Northeast app HERE for News, Views, and Reviews from Northeast India.
Do keep following us for news on-the-go. We deliver the Northeast.
Copyright©2023 Living Media India Limited. For reprint rights: Syndications Today