The card is getting some well-deserved praise (Photo Credit: IANS)
At a time when the national capital Delhi is reeling under the effects of days of communal violence, a Muslim man's attempt at Hindu-Muslim amity in neighbouring Meerut is getting some well-deserved praise. Mohd Sarafat in Hastinapur area of Meerut has got a special wedding card printed for his daughter's wedding. According to IANS, the card has features pictures of Hindu gods as well as traditional Muslim auspicious lines. The card has photographs of Lord Ganesh and Radha-Krishna and also says "Chand Mubarak".
Sarafat got this unique card printed for the wedding of his daughter Asma Khatoon on March 4.
"I thought it would be a good idea to showcase the Hindu-Muslim amity, especially when communal hatred is gaining ground. My friends have reacted very positively to the initiative," Mohd Sarafat was quoted as saying by IANS. He, however, has printed another wedding card in Urdu for his relatives and Muslim friends.
"Many of my relatives cannot read Hindi and for them I have printed cards in Urdu as well," he explained to IANS.
The death toll in Delhi's worst riots in more than three decades climbed to 39 on Thursday as the violence ebbed but did not subside completely. Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on Sunday evening after violence between groups supporting and protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act spiralled out of control. Frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump and pelted stones at local residents and police personnel.
(With PTI Inputs)