BJP delegation gifted Quran books

Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 14:10

Srinagar: The visiting BJP delegation headed by Rajnath Singh was gifted copies of the Holy Quran translated into Hindi by a head of an NGO here, who wanted to convey the message of peace.

"It was a pleasant surprise," one the members of the delegation said after receiving a copy of the Holy book from Muhammad Farooq Khan here yesterday.
Khan said that he wanted to convey the "message of
peace" to the BJP leadership.

"I am not an Islamic preacher but I wanted the leaders
to understand the message of Islam, which is being
misunderstood as terrorism," he said.

Khan, who runs an NGO `Peace and Spirituality
Initiative`, said he also wanted to impress upon the BJP
leadership that Kashmiris were not "stone-pelters or
terrorists as has been the general impression in the rest of
the country".

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 14:10
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