Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hindu Iftar for Malegaon Muslims - General |

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    • Malegaon (Maharashtra):
    • Hastimal Vardera, a Hindu, is busy preparing iftar for fasting Muslims in the northwestern Indian city of Malegaon, setting an example of communal harmony in the Hindu-majority Asian country.
    • At least 600 Muslim weavers attend the iftar every year.

      The basic purpose of organizing such an Iftar party is to strengthen our business relations so the society can live amicably,” said Vardera.

      Muslim weavers dominate the grey cloth production in Malegaon while Hindu traders act as intermediaries who sell the finished product outside the city.
    • We earn from our Muslim brother so it is our duty to give them back even if it is in the form of an Iftar party,” said Vedera.