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Ganesh idol under a mosque

A Ganesh idol was unearthed on Thursday during excavations at a mosque in Jambusar in Bharuch district, about 60 km from Vadodara, police said. Bharuch’s Superintendent of Police G S Malik said the idol has been kept separately for people to offer prayers. This idol was discovered during excavations at the 150-year-old mosque in a predominantly Hindu area. A large number of Hindu devotees flocked to the mosque to have a glimpse of the statue, he added. Security has been beefed up in the area as a precautionary measure, Police Sub-Inspector V R Patel said. [Ganesh idol recovered during excavation at mosque]

At this point the mosque was not demolished considering the fact that this was the only mosque in a predominantly Hindu area. The idol was handed over to Hindus who then placed it in a nearby temple and life continued as normal.

2 Responses to Ganesh idol under a mosque

  1. Adil January 30, 2005 at 6:29 pm #

    Probably another attemp by the Hindu’s to do what they did to the Babari Mosque that was recenlty demolished amid speculation that it was a temple before it became a mosque.

  2. JK January 31, 2005 at 9:20 am #

    Adil, Just speculating wildly ?

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