Amid the communal tension prevailing after the lynching incident, Hindus and Muslims of Bisara village near Dadri have joined hands for the wedding preparations of two Muslim girls.
Shocked, shaken and deeply divided following the lynching of a man over beef eating rumours a fortnight ago, normalcy is now gradually retuning to the village.
Hakeem, who until a few days ago was thinking of shifting the wedding venue of his daughters, is a relaxed man today as the Hindus in the village have not only assured him of security of his family and the guests but are also actively participating in preparing for the feast, shamiana and other logistics.
Bisara had no history of communal disharmony until September 28 when Mohammed Akhlaq, a 50-year-old blacksmith was bludgeoned to death by a frenzied mob following rumours that he and his family had eaten and stored beef.
His son Danish, 22, was critically injured in the incident. Sub-Divisional Magistrate R K Singh said normalcy was gradually returning to Bisara.