We want the customs and cultural heritage of our ancestors to be preserved. This is the plea from the Muslim community of Delwara village regarding their kabrasthan (cemetery), which is in a bad state of repair.
Call to Action: Appeal to the local village council to help the Muslim community develop their kabrasthan.
Uma Shankar, Development Officer, Village Council, Khamnor village, Rajsamand district, Rajasthan +91 2953285122.
VV-Correspondent Shambhuraj Tanwar reports from the 200-300 year old kabrasthan (cemetery)near Ada Lake in Delwara village, Rajsamand district Rajasthan.
150 Muslim families that reside in Delwara village have been affected by the lack of maintenance of their kabrasthan. There is no electricity, boundary wall or community hallto make burial possible. Added to this there is no place to keep a dead body. Wild cacti grow all around the site which is in a state of disrepair.
The current road, which actually has graves underneath, has been converted into a road. Itis being used by animals who damage the graves when they pass by. Man-eating animals come and disturb the dead bodies.
The Government or Village Council has made no effort to preserve the sacred site. Funds were received for the sites maintenance but locals have no idea where the funds were used.
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Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu.