“the Hindus who stayed back survived because of their Muslim neighbours. When a Hindu died, Muslims made all efforts to arrange his funeral”
“Villagers have helped the family and we will keep doing this. They are like our own children and we will not let them suffer in any way”
The effort was made to deliver a message that the bond between two communities is intact.
With their intertwined histories the two communities believe they will withstand the present turmoil.
“A Hindu goddess commanded me to restore her temple in the cremation ground”
Devotees pay tribute at the dargah of Sufi saint Baba Shah Badshah in Rajouri during his death anniversary.
“They are tirelessly helping people from far and near…they take people in palanquins on their shoulder with great ease. Commendable indeed and a matter of great happiness” – Hindu devotee on Muslims assisting pilgrims
Shivratri in Kashmir is celebrated by healing wounds between Hindus and Muslims, years after dealing with political violence in the region.
A temple dedicated to Katyayani Ma was destroyed in the 1990s during the height of violence in Kashmir. Two decades later Muslims and Hindus not only rebuilt the temple, they participated together in a yagna (fire ceremony) where people of all faiths were invited.
Clark University’s South Asian Student Alliance (SASA) hosted a joint fundraiser celebrating the end of Ramadan for Muslims and Diwali for Hindus.
Trehgam village witnessed numerous violent incidents over two decades and Muslims protected a temple as much as they did their mosque.
Rare scenes of Hindu-Muslim harmony were witnessed as locals in Tullamulla village served milk in earthen pots to the Pandits, keeping up the centuries old local tradition