A Muslim family is in the news for printing wedding cards with Hindu religious symbols, carrying verses like ‘Shri Ganeshaya Naham’. Also, image of a kalash with a swastika adorn the card.
According to a national daily, one Nasrullah of Pindari village in Ballia has sent the invite to his relatives and friends as his younger brother, Serazuddin, who is marrying Rizwana as the reception was held on Thursday. The wedding ceremony was on Friday.
When Times of India contacted Nasrullah over phone from Ballia, this is what he said: “What is wrong in it? For the convenience of our Hindu friends, we give such cards to them. We all (Hindus and Muslims) collectively celebrate wedding ceremonies and festivals.”
Also, his is been reported to have said that villagers love bhai-chara and hence he put Hindu verses on the card.
“When printed cards were not in fashion in our village, we used to invite people by sending handwritten letters carrying haldi (considered auspicious by Hindus) mark,” he further added.
It has been found that many people in Okhla, from a particular region in UP do lit agarbati in the shop before opening and closing it. Moreover, they have also been seen following several superstitious practices not allowed in Islam, said sources.
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