Celebrating Unity: In The Month Of Ramzan, Over 12,000 Hindus Gather In Kashmir For Maha Kumbh

The Logical Indian

June 16th, 2016 / 5:44 PM

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Communal harmony, mutual tolerance and respect to every faith — these are some of the main priorities India has thrived upon or, at least, tries to thrive upon. Though vested political interests often act as setback to these principles sparking hatred and riots between different religions, yet we have always been able to set great examples of our integrity and unification.

While the Muslims are observing their holy month of Ramzan , the valley of Kashmir is witnessing a grand and historic event of the Hindus. Over 12,000 Hindus, mainly migrant Kashmiri Pandits have gathered at the confluence of the two rivers Jhelum and Sindh in Ganderbal to celebrate Dashhar or what is called ‘Maha Kumbh’. Last time this event had taken place 75 years ago in 1941.

While Kashmir is still entwined in the controversy regarding the settlement of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, the event is taking place peacefully with the Muslim brotherhood giving shoulders to help the Hindus. The Muslims have been providing Hindu devotees flowers for their rituals, helping them to cross the river. The whole event has brought the sentiment of harmony and brotherhood alive in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

Three years ago, Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh was burning owing to the gruesome riot that broke out between the Hindus and Muslims. At least 62 people died in the worst violence to hit the state in recent history. Over thousands were arrested from both the communities. The same place, however, is setting a new example of communal harmony today. 1,150 Muslims inmates are fasting during Ramzan and they are being joined by 65 Hindu inmates who are also keeping ‘roza’. Special arrangements are being made for their ‘sehris’ and íftars’.

Recently, Kairana in Uttar Pradesh also faced defamation on religious grounds by the government. However, people from both Hindu and Muslim communities stood resolutely against rumours and showed their harmony by participating together in a peace march.

Stories like these are examples of how strong our harmony we Indians share between us. Let’s not instigate others on the ground of their religion or caste. The Logical Indian hopes everyone in India coexists in harmony, peace, and happiness, irrespective of their religious affiliations.


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