STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Presenting a united front against IMA’s waste plant

Living in communal amity the people of Elavupalam put up a united fight against IMA’s waste plant.

Published: 09th January 2018 11:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th January 2018 08:57 AM   |  A+A-

The arch jointly erected by Darul Islam Jamaath and Kallumala Thampuran Devi Temple at Elavupalam near Palode  B P Deepu

Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Not many expected the poor, marginalised people at Elavupalam in Peringamala panchayat to put up a spirited fight against the Indian Medical Association’s proposed hospital waste treatment plant deep inside the forest. And behind their united stir, there exists a story of communal amity which the people here had been nurturing for decades.

A visitor to Elavupalam, located on the Thiruvananthapuram - Kulathupuzha Road, will get a picture of the communal amity right at the gateway to Thannimoodu. The arch, which has been erected jointly by the local mosque and the temple, projects the residents’ take on religion and faith.

“We don’t have any difference of opinion regarding our religious rituals. Hindus and Muslims take part in all festivals alike,” says Subaidha Beevi who runs a provision shop and snack bar near the Darul Islam Jamaath. Seven years have passed since the Hindus representing the  Kallumala Tahmpuran Devi Temple and Muslims faithful of Darul Islam Jamaath jointly erected the arch.

Ask anyone here and you will get the reassuring answer that people here are not differentiated in the name of caste and religion. S Mohanan, BMS Peringamala panchayat committee treasurer and one of the functionaries of the Thampuran Devi temple said both Hindus and Muslims have been celebrating all the festivals together.

They might not be highly educated or great thinkers, but everyone have realised the very essence of the saying Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu.It is this unity which has made them culturally a close-knit society and gave them the strength to fight the aggressive attitude of IMA. The waste treatment plant was to come up on the riverbed of a tributary of  Vamanapuram river inside the forest.

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp