With incidents of communal frenzy hitting many parts of India, Jammu Kashmir is emerging as a major example of communal harmony. Days after Sikhs arranged Iftaar for Muslims in a village in South Kashmir’s Tral, the Hindu and the Sikh Communities distributed sweets among Muslims on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr.
The ethos of the Kashmir culture has time and again withstood the travails and tribulations of the time despite the currents of odds and challenges through the changing times. On a miniscule scale, there has been disturbance to the communal harmony of the state following the partition of the Sub-continent into India and Pakistan.
Eid ul Fitr was celebrated across Jammu Kashmir on Wednesday marking an end to a month of fasting- Ramdhan. Kashmir valley was gripped in festivity and amid this festivity the Sikhs and Hindus from Palpora in Qazigund area and from nearby localities visited the houses of their Muslim neigbours and distributed sweets among them.
On the morning of Eid ul Fitr in Wednesday, many members of the Sikh and Hindu community knocked at the doors of their Muslim neighbours and distributed sweets to them and wished them on Eid ul Fitr here in this South Kashmir village located alongside the National Highway.
“We have been living in complete harmony and they never let us feel that we are minorities in their village and by distributing sweets in the village, they have displayed their love and faith to a different level, for which the Muslim community will be indebted to them,” a resident Mohammed Abdullah told The Kashmiriyat
The state of Jammu Kashmir reflects the true plural ethos where people of different communities strive for the love and harmony, complementing the lives of each other on a day-to-day basis.