A Sikh merchant, 70-year old Sukhpal Singh Bedi has donated a piece of land for the construction of a mosque in Muzaffarnagar. According to the reports, Bedi, a social activist from Purkazi town in Muzaffarnagar has donated a 900 sq foot plot for the construction of a mosque.
The rare expression comes in a bid to foster communal union in the area. Bedi, who runs a cloth shop in the town, asserted that he does not have much property but enough to share with others. He said it his tribute to Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, who vouched for peace and love his entire life.
Bedis are considered the direct descendant of Baba Guru Nanak, hence Sukhpal Singh said he felt he has a greater responsibility to act on the teachings of Baba Guru Nanak. He said he made a small effort to quash the growing discord among communities in the past few months.