As Christmas is being celebrated across the world today, a group of Muslims visited a Catholic Church in Srinagar city on Sunday to celebrate the festival with their Christian brethren to give a message of communal harmony and brotherhood.
As per details available, they distributed sweets, exchanged greetings with the Christian brethren and also wore Santa hats to share joy and celebrate the festival.
Talking to reporters, Maulana Abdullah, who was leading the groups, said they came to the Church to celebrate the festival with their Christian brethren and to spread the message of communal harmony, brotherhood and peace.
“This is small community here and they feel isolated on such festive occasions, so took this opportunity and came here to celebrate this festival with them with the aim that they don’t isolated and also give a message of communal harmony and brotherhood,” he said.
He said some vested interests have been spreading fake narratives across the globe that minorities were not safe here, which is not true.
“We came here today to bust that narrative and wanted to show the world that we are one and we belong to one god as well, regardless of our religions,” he added.
Meanwhile, Father Brito said Christmas is a message of love, joy and happiness.
“Our Muslim brothers have always stood by us on these occasions and Christmas is an occasion which gives us an opportunity to share that joy, happiness and brotherhood with each other,” he said.