Muslim Cop in Hubballi Leads Installation of Ganesha Idol at Police Station and Receives High Praise

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HUBBALLI: Police inspector from Gokul Road police station in Hubballi JM Kalimirchi carrying a statue of Ganesha in his hand with a saffron cap turned many heads as he led the station’s police staff while setting up an idol of Ganesha.

And it’s not the first time the inspector has been seen doing this. Even in 2021, he was the favorite for the installation of Ganesha in his police station.

His act drew praise from all over, linking it to a fine example of spreading religious harmony at a time when many parts of Karnataka are seething over the opposing issues.

Talk to The new Indian ExpressInspector Kalimirchi said communal harmony is the need of the hour and he never hesitated to participate in Hindu festivals.

“I am a Muslim by birth. But when I leave my home, I am an Indian and nothing more. I come from a small village in Koppal district where Hindus and Muslims celebrate Ganesha festival together. I can miss one of the festivals due to police duty, but I make it a point to go to my village to attend the annual temple fair,” he said.

The last time Kalimirchi made headlines, he led the construction of a temple near his police station at the request of locals and recently he risked his life to remove workers stuck in a manufacturing unit. of flickering candles that caught fire.

Six people died in the space of two weeks from burns working in the ill-fated and illegal factory. The policeman was able to save the lives of three people.

Kalimirchi hails from the village of Mangur in Koppal district where for generations Hindus have followed the traditions of Dargah. There are several Muslims who visit the temples and participate in the annual fair. In many parts of North Karnataka, the temple chariot is pulled by people from both communities.

“We are all brothers and living in harmony is our main need. Many staff members are happy with my involvement as station manager, which is actually a great pleasure. We brought Ganesha statue in procession with station staff members,” he added.

HUBBALLI: Police inspector from Gokul Road police station in Hubballi JM Kalimirchi carrying a statue of Ganesha in his hand with a saffron cap turned many heads as he led the station’s police staff while setting up an idol of Ganesha. And it’s not the first time the inspector has been seen doing this. Even in 2021, he was the favorite for the installation of Ganesha in his police station. His act drew praise from all over, linking it to a fine example of spreading religious harmony at a time when many parts of Karnataka are seething over the opposing issues. Speaking to the New Indian Express, Inspector Kalimirchi said communal harmony is the need of the hour and he has never shied away from participating in Hindu festivals. “I am a Muslim by birth. But when I leave my home, I am an Indian and nothing more. I come from a small village in Koppal district where Hindus and Muslims celebrate Ganesha festival together. I can miss one of the festivals due to police duty, but I make it a point to go to my village to attend the annual temple fair,” he said. newspapers he led the construction of a temple near his police station at the request of locals and recently he risked his life to remove workers trapped in a flickering candle manufacturing unit that caught fire. people died in the space of two weeks due to burn injuries working in the ill-fated and illegal factory.The policeman was able to save the lives of three people.Kalimirchi is from Mangur village in Koppal district where since generations, the hin We follow the traditions of Dargah. There are several Muslims who visit the temples and participate in the annual fair. In many parts of North Karnataka, the temple chariot is pulled by people from both communities. “We are all brothers and living in harmony is our main need. Many staff members are happy with my involvement as station manager, which is actually a great pleasure. We brought Ganesha statue in procession with station staff members,” he added.

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