Hyderabad’s Bahadurpura police station (PS) constable B Nikhil, 28, who was on duty during the Bakri-Id celebrations in a gesture displayed brotherhood towards Muslims who came to offer namaz at the Mir Alam, Eidgah, in Bahadurpura.

Talking to Newsmeter Nikhil said, “I was on duty that day. Our traffic assistant commissioner of police Babu Rao and I saw a Muslim child offering namaz without any cloth or paper on the floor. Muslims bow their heads during namaz, I took a paper and held it in front of the child while he was offering namaz.”

Bahadurpura inspector D. Durga Prasad, 48, said to Newsmeter, “I am proud of Nikhil and every one of us is here to help people.” He shared the incident on Twitter.

Responding to the Station House Officer (SHO) Bahadurpura’s tweet on this incident citizens applauded Nikhil’s act. Join Hands for Better Tomorrow retweeted saying “A great gesture of Harmony among inter religions! Hats off to you Mr Nikhil, SHO & Bahadurpura PS Team (sic).”

Previously also the Telangana police are known to have shown their human side whenever they have noticed any problems while on duty keeping to their friendly policing policies.

Samanth Lanka

Samanth Lanka is a graduate from IIJNM. He has interned with BBC Telugu.

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