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Even as religious intolerance is growing in the country, a mosque in Malappuram district of Kerala, stands out as an epitome of communal harmony. Valiyangadi Juma Masjid continues to offer special prayers and pays homage to Kunhelu, an 18th century Hindu martyr who fought alongside Muslim warriors. At Valiyangadi Juma Masjid, where Kunhelu was buried nearly three centuries ago, offering special prayers at his grave is an age old tradition, reports TOI. According to the report, Kunhelu, locally revered as a legendary figure, is believed to have lost his life along with 43 Muslim warriors in a battle against the erstwhile Zamorin (ruler) of Kozhikode 290 years ago. As per historical evidence and Malappuram Kissa Mala written by poet Moyinkutty Vaidyar, 44 'shuhadakkal' (martyrs) die...

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