In recent days, many acts of sacrilege have been committed throughout Punjab. A shocking 7 separate acts of sacrilege were committed last week alone where multiple saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji were torn. The Muslim community of Malerkota took it as a responsibility to show communal harmony by guarding Sikh religious places. The Muslims sat outside multiple Gurdwaras at a villages near Malerkotla to protect it against any miscreants looking to cause trouble.
Malerkotla was one of the only cities of Punjab where no blood was shed during the 1947 partition and no Muslims of the city left because they were all protected by the Sikhs. The city of Malerkotla is the best example of how 2 communities have maintained communal harmony for hundreds of years.