In villages along Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan, Hindus, Muslims fast together during Ramzan
Jaipur, June 14: At a time when vested interests are trying to divide people in the name of religion, caste and community, villages along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan are setting great example of love, brotherhood and togetherness.
As the Muslims across the world are observing roza (fast) daily as a part of the holy month of Ramzan, Hindu brethren staying in various villages in the border areas of Rajasthan too have joined them in their religious duties.
According to a report by The Times of India, members of the Meghwal community in Barmer and Jaisalmer districts of the state have been observing fast during Ramzan since ages.
In spite of summer heat at its peak, as the temperature is hovering around 47 degree Celsius in these parts of Rajasthan these days, Hindus and Muslims are fighting all odds to observe fast.
If Hindus observe fast during Ramzan, their Muslim brothers and sisters too celebrate all Hindu festivals including Diwali and Navratri in these villages.
Speaking to The Times of India, Gauhad Ka Tala (Barmer) residents Khemaram and Mohan Ram said they have been observing roza since past many decades because they have faith in Dargah Hazrat Saiyad Kasam Shah Marati situated in Pakistan.
Most of the Hindu residents in these border villages of Godhad Ka Tala, Rabasar, Sata, Sinhania, Bakhasar, Kelnore and others are refugees who have crossed the border from Pakistan to stay in India during the 1965 and 1971 wars.
The villagers are also making elaborate plans to celebrate Eid al-Fitr--which is expected to begin on the evening of June 14 (Thursday) and end on the evening of June 15 (Friday)--in a grand manner.