It is natural to see examples of communal tension and religious apathy in a nation like India, where several religions coexist. But in the midst of all this, the moments when distinct religious organizations come together to promote the cause of each other are what makes us stronger. That’s the reason we just had to look around very little to list the top 10 communal harmony stories in India 2019.
These stories show the instances of selflessness, love, and friendship from individuals/organizations from distinct background towards those of different than theirs. Such people/organizations are proving that unity is India’s greatest strength.
Top 10 Communal Harmony Stories in India 2019
1. When Jama Masjid in Meerut Came Forward to Help Shiv Bhakts
The first of top 10 communal harmony stories in India 2019 is about Jama Masjid. It’s little known that Jama Masjid in Meerut came forward and offered its premises to Shiv Bhakts for Shiv Bhandara. This act proved that unity was, is, and will always remain our greatest strength.
Jama Masjid in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh (UP) opens its gates for Shiv Bhandara. And this is the answer to those who were commenting on Ayodhya’s Sita Ram temple which hosted an Iftar feast a few days back
Aisa Desh Hai Mera. 🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Apolina De (@apolina_de) May 24, 2019
2. When Shri Sita Ram Mandir (Ayodhya) Opened its Gates for Iftaar
When Shri Sita Ram Mandir located in Ayodhya opened its gates for Muslims for an iftaar party, people from different communities praised this act of communal harmony in India. Ramzan is the holiest month for Muslims and people working at Shri Sita Ram Mandir did their best to help them.
Ayodhya’s Shri Sita Ram temple hosts Iftar
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) May 21, 2019
3. When Muslims of Pulwama Restored 80 Years Old Shiva Temple
Pulwama was recently in the news for terror attack. We are talking about local Muslim community of Pulwama that came forward to restore an 80 years old Shiva Temple for their Hindu brethren.
4. When A Hindu Temple Offered its Premises to Muslims in Kerala
Another story among other top 10 communal harmony stories in India 2019 is originating from Kerala that recently suffered through the devastating flood situation. At the time, people from a Hindu Temple in Kerala came forward and offered their premises to their Muslim brethrens for prayer on Eid. There mosque was submerged during the flood.
Source: Times of India
5. When 3 Days Sikh Langar Was Hosted in A Mosque in Punjab
Sikhs are often seen hosting langars – an activity in which they offer free food to everyone. This story is about a mosque that offered its premises for a 3 days Sikh Langer in Punjab.
Source: Times of India
6. When the Shiva Temple Was Taken Care for More 500 Years By A Muslim Family
In Assam, different generations of a Muslim family have taken care of the Lord Shiva Temple for more than 500 years. The current caretaker – Matibar Rehban says that people from both Hindu and Muslim community come here for prayer. Indeed, it is surprising.
Assam: A Muslim family looks after a Shiva temple for last 500-year in Rangamahal village, Guwahati. The caretaker Matibar Rehman says,’ It’s a 500-year-old temple, our family looks after the temple. People from both the religions- Hindu and Muslim- come here to offer prayers.’ pic.twitter.com/6HZTGtPhAy
— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2019
7. When the Muslim Community Took Care of the Only Hindu Temple
The next story among other top 10 communal harmony stories in India 2019 originates from Muzaffarnagar – a Muslim majority location. The local Muslim community has been taking care of the only Hindu Temple for more than 26 years now. They have given another proof of unity in diversity.
8. When the Lord Vishnu Temple Hosted Iftaar Party
Kerala has shown many examples of communal harmony in India and another story originates from here only. The Lord Vishnu Temple in Mallapuram district hosted a grand Iftaar party for its Muslim brethrens during Ramzan – the holy month for Muslims.
Source: Deccan Chronicle
9. When A Kashmiri Muslim Gets Kidney Donation from A Hindu Man
Another story originates from Kashmir where a Hindu man donated his kidney to a Muslim man. Later, the wife of that Muslim man donated her kidney to Hindu man’s wife. What an example of communal harmony in India.
Source: India Today
10. When A Muslim Auto-Rikshaw Driver Drops A Pregnant Hindu Woman to the Hospital During Curfew
Assam has seen many Hindu-Muslim riots however; we still have examples of humanity. The last story of top 10 communal harmony stories in India 2019 originates from here only. During curfew, a Muslim man showed courage and dropped a pregnant Hindu woman to hospital.
These were the instances that we got to know. I believe there must be many others that have not been reported yet. They give us hope!