Amidst the protest, Shiva temple near Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah has become an example. In front of this temple, women have been sitting on protest since 26 January against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The temple priests are providing hot water to the women and the rest of the people for washing their hands and feet to offer Namaz at the protest site. Preist’s mother Lakshmi Devi embraces Muslim women’s protesting. Women also do not get tired of thanking the priest.
At the same time, it is also said that Laxmi Devi, the mother of the priest Rajaram told that in 1982, this Shiva temple was established in Hazrat Nizamuddin. It is just a few steps away from the dargah. Apart from Hindus, Muslims also come to this temple. Lakshmi Devi says that she has always been loved by the people. The doors of the temple are open for them 24 hours. She says that all the people of the locality are her children. What happens with discrimination? Everything has to remain here after death.
Volunteer Sheikh Jilani of the protest site says that Kishan, son of Rajaram, the priest of the temple and he is a childhood friend. Both of them studied in the school together. Both are involved in each other’s happiness and sorrow. Even sometimes the two eat at each other’s house.…
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