Another example of communal harmony: Shri Sita Ram temple holds Iftar in Ayodhya

Written by SabrangIndia | Published on: May 21, 2019
Ayodhya: While political parties keep on using the disputed site of Ayodhya for creating communal divisions, the locals there continue to coexist in harmony. Reportedly, on Monday, Shri Sita Ram temple in Ayodhya hosted an Iftar party in its premises.

Hindu Muslim unity
Image Courtesy: ANI

As reported in the ANI, people cutting across religious lines, sat together to relish the Iftar meal in the premises of the temple. This has set an example of communal harmony.

The priest of the temple, Yugal Kishor, said, "This is the third time we have organised an Iftar party. I will continue to do the same in the future as well. We should celebrate every festival with great zeal."

An attendee, Mujammil Fiza, praised the Hindu priest for holding an Iftar for Muslims, breaking all religious barriers. He also went on to say that his community celebrates Navratri (a Hindu festival). "People with an agenda do not want communities to come together and hold an event like this. In a country where people play politics in the name of religion, people like Yugal Kishor send out a message of love," he added.

Earlier there were reports of a Jain woman giving iftar to her Muslim neighbour. In 2018, the 1000-year-old Mankameshwar temple in Lucknow hosted 500 Muslims for Iftar. Not only that, Namaz was also offered at the ‘Aarti Sthal.’

In these bleak times, when communal venom continues to spread across our nation, such gestures give some hope and a reason to believe that our Constitutional principles of secularism and fraternity are yet secured.  

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