Religious tension in India leads to acts of violence by followers of one religious group against the other. Majorly it results in a riot. Hindus and Muslims in India are living together for many years but the violence between the two groups takes the form of bloody riots. But recently an incident of Hindu – Muslim harmony and an interesting way of expressing the concern against the other group saved many lives.
Last month, a clash broke out between Hindu – Muslim communities at Shenkottai near Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. A Ganpathi procession was passing via a Muslim majority area which took the form of violence. Vehicles and shops were damaged. But in response, the Hindu community did not fight; instead presented an example of Hindu- Muslim harmony.
The Hindu community stopped buying products from the shops owned by Muslims. The co-founder of the online portal “Postcard News”, Mahesh Vikram Hegde tweeted how the Muslim community members apologized after the non-violent act.
Muslims threw stones at Ganesh statue in Sengottai municipality, Tirunelveli dist, TN
Angered by this, Hindus decided not to purchase from Muslims’ shops
Devastated by this, Muslims held a peace rally & apologized to Hindus
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Imagine what will happen if we do it throughout India pic.twitter.com/Qutoacp5Td
— Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) October 7, 2018
In #Sengottai municipality, Tirunelveli dist, Tamil Nadu, there was massive boycott by Hindus from buying things from any Muslim shop after they threw stones at Ganesh idol… then the Muslims organised a peace march for compromise.
— MAHESH BHATT (@MaheshBhatt2016) October 6, 2018
Mahesh was arrested in Karnataka in the month of March this year on charges of spreading the fake and communally sensitive news. Hegde’s arrest was based on his tweet on March 19 on an accident involving a Jain monk. His portal had reported that Upadhyaya Mayank Sagar Ji Maharaj was hit by a drunk biker, who is Muslim.
We are assuming that the tweets are talking about the actual incident. But even if it is fake, then too it can be taken as a hope! What do you think?