In a show of communal amity, a Gurudwara in Joshimath on Saturday offered its space to Muslims to offer namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. “It was raining heavily and to spare our Muslim brethren the inconvenience of offering namaz in the open we offered to them the precincts of our Gurudwara in Joshimath for the purpose,” Hemkund Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee chief Sardar Seva Singh said.
Between 9 am to 10 am, around one thousand Muslim brethren offered namaz at the gurudwara to mark the festival. The Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee also plied them with snacks, he said.
The local administration also lent a helping hand in making the arrangements. The HGPC chief said they have offered their space for offering namaz to the Muslim brethren under similar circumstances in the past as well.
Joshimath is located on way to Badrinath and the famous Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib.