After the violence in the Bhajanpura area of north-east Delhi, the situation in the city has been tensioning. The shrine of Chand Pir Baba, which once spoke of the mutual love and harmony of Hindus and Muslims has now been burnt down.
People of both the communities used to pray together and prayed to the frame of this tomb situated at Bhajanpura Chowk, but the rioters also burnt this tomb, symbol of unity.
Local people said that this tomb located on the square is very old. Apart from being old, it was also the centre of faith of the people of the Hindu and Muslim community. This was the reason that every Thursday, people from both communities used to offer chadar on this tomb to pray for peace and tranquillity along with the well-being of the family.
Not only this, during Diwali and Holi also people of Hindu community used to come here to burn incense sticks. People from both communities used to visit here together, then a new definition of mutual harmony was seen here, but after the violence, the scene here is something else.
The scene of destruction around the tomb is a testimony of the rioters. Local people hope that with time, the condition of this tomb will also improve and the example of mutual brotherhood will be in front of the people.
During the violence, miscreants also burnt mosques and madrasas located on the same premises near Ashok Nagar’s mosque. Local people say that the people who carried out the incident were from outside, they were never seen here before.