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Trilokpuri residents fear recurrence of violence

The “Mata ki Chowki” in Tirlokpuri.Photo S. Subramanium  

The makeshift temple, Mata ki Chowki, in Block-20 area of Trilokpuri will be removed after a jagran on Friday. The first incident which triggered violence in the colony was reported near this site and residents are still wary of similar incidents recurring here.

Since the site where the chowki had been put up was a dumping yard earlier, locals want that places of worship for both the Hindus and Muslims be constructed here as a long-term solution for improving bonhomie between the two communities.

“No garbage was dumped here till the time this chowki was here but after it is removed, people from the opposite block will come and dump their garbage here again. If they do so, there can be tension again,” said Gaurav Talwar, a resident of Block-20.

“We just want to keep the area clean and if it can be done through a religious excuse, so be it. I also suggested the colony residents to make it a place of worship for both the Hindus and Muslims, but we need permissions for that,” he added.

“There is a garbage dumping facility in Block-19 which we do not use. The facility in Block-20 was demolished to pave the way for car parking. But people still used to dump garbage in the area. However, it changed after the makeshift temple was set up,” said Satbir, another resident.

However, some residents are of the view that a religious alternative will not provide a solution to their problems and are talking to the municipal bodies about providing them with closed dustbins for dumping waste.


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