Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hindus raise money for Muslim girl's wedding

  • tags: no_tag

    • It was more than a wedding since it also symbolised celebration of unity and communal harmony when Hindus in an Uttar Pradesh village raised money for a poor Muslim girl's marriage.

      Hindus in Sunhera village in Baghpat district, some 400 km from here, performed the marriage Sunday. They are proud of their action, which they say will go a long way in fostering relations between the two communities.

    • 'More than 800 people participated in the wedding. Such a ceremony was possible only with the generous contributions of the villagers,' Mahipal Singh, village head of Sunhera, told IANS.

      'The wedding was no less than those organised in cities. Like them, the wedding had decorations, music and varied food items,' he added.

      The locals also gifted the couple a number of items they would need for their new life.

      'They were given several household items like tables, chairs, a radio and other electronic items,' said Sumer Singh, a resident of the village.

      It was the locals who selected the groom for Asma.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.