People celebrating Eid offered prayers at a Gurudwara in Joshimath as they were unable to do it at Gandhi Maidan due to heavy rains, news agency ANI reported. By: FE Online It is a beautiful example of communal amity! A gurudwara on Saturday offered its space to Muslim brothers to offer namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha (Bakreid). People celebrating Eid offered prayers at a Gurudwara in Joshimath as they were unable to do it at Gandhi Maidan due to heavy rains, news agency ANI reported. “It

The image of a Muslim jawan and a presumably Hindu CRPF personnel is shot in one of the most sensitive zones in the country. Breaking all notions of communal disharmony prevalent in the country, one picture posted on the Srinagar CRPF’s official Twitter account has taken the internet by storm. The iconic picture is an accurate depiction of the real India. An India which stands for secularism, communal harmony and a love that transcends boundaries of religion. Captioned “brothers-in-arms for peace,” the picture posted last evening,

When a mob lynches a Muslim man on the suspicion of possessing beef, it is recorded as a murder. When a North-Eastern or African student is verbally abused, it is recorded as an obscene act. When a gay man is beaten because of the way he looks and acts, it is recorded as an assault. In all these situations, violence or abuse may be punished, but bigotry is not. Part of the problem is lack of laws dealing with hate crimes. The closest thing in

By Sneh Singh  The objective of Mere Ghar Aakar Dekho is for people to go to each other's house, eat and have tea, or just water, and by these simple, yet powerful steps, break socially-constructed barriers In today’s India, we hear news of communal violence almost on an everyday basis. In such circumstances, a campaign called 'Mere Ghar Aakar Dekho' (Please come, be my guest and visit my home) led by Shabnam Hashmi, an Indian social activist from Delhi and a human rights campaigner, tries to resolve such

Jamshedpur, June 23 : Muslims in the city on Friday offered Jummat al Vida (last Friday of Ramdan) the Alvida Namaz with traditions and harmony. Prayers were offered in all the Masjids of the city. Muslims performmed, the faithful walk towards the mosque proclaiming aloud the glory and praise of Allah. According to Islamic beliefs, when the faithful are on the way they are surrounded by the Angels and from the edges of the Ka’abah pours in blissful showers of mercy and forgiveness. Muslims believe without any shadow of

Kerala's Cheraman mosque points to a time of peaceful co-existence in an era when that seems increasingly under threat. Kodungallur, Kerala - On India's western coast, facing the Arabian Sea, there once lived a Hindu king who had a vision of the Moon splitting into two halves. Concerned that the dream was a warning, he immediately asked his court astrologers to interpret what he had seen. They couldn't provide an explanation that would satisfy the king so the problem remained unsolved until a group of Arab traders

MANGALURU: Murders, attacks on innocent youths, communal tension and hate speeches may have given Ullal the tag of a ‘hyper-sensitive region’. However, the residents of Ullal are doing their bit to set up an example of communal harmony in the area. On Friday, Muslims in Ullal extended festival wishes to the Hindus celebrating the annual festival at Sri Ullalthi Dharma Arasara Temple, Uliya. While the Hindus were busy in celebrations, Muslims welcomes the devotees by offering them fruit juices. The occasion was Prathishte – Brahmakalashotsava and Dharma Nadavali Mahotsava of Sri Ullalthi Dharma Arasara Temple, which is one of the prominent Hindu shrines in the region. The initiative to offer fruit juice and welcome Hindu devotees to the festival was taken up by the management committee of Sayyid Madani Ullal Darga, which is one of the famous Muslim shrines of South India. Minister for food, civil supplies and consumer affairs U T Khader was also behind the initiative, as the region comes under his constituency. The initiative was praised by the people and also by the police department. Usually, the police department is at the receiving end whenever incidents of communal clashes and murders are reported. Deputy commissioner of police M Sanjeev Patil posted pictures of Muslim brethren distributing fruit juices to Hindu devotees at the temple premises. “Better days of Hindu–Muslim unity are here. Muslim friends distributed cold drinks to devotees at Ullalti Amma Temple. A good initiative by Muslim youths in Ullal which should be continued,” said Patil. Reference: