Photo: People of the Muslim community with the statue of Maa Durga at Alimuddin Street, Kolkata.
Durga Puja in West BengalWest Bengal Durga Puja Festival) The festival is being followed with full fanfare. Mahasaptami (Mahasaptami) at the pandals (Puja Pandals) Dhak’s voice and chants are heard. Meanwhile, a picture of mutual respect, cordial and communal harmony has emerged here. Muslim people in Kolkata (Muslim Community) Hindu families living in the neighborhood (Hindus family) for Durga Puja pandals are set up and Hindu families are celebrating together.
Actually, Alimuddin Street of Kolkata is a Muslim-dominated area. The Durga Puja festival there was stopped about 15 years ago after most of the Hindu families left the area. At present, only three Hindu families live here. People of the Muslim community of the Muslim-majority area are following Durga Puja together with the Hindus.
Puja pandal prepared for Hindu families
All three Hindu families this year approached Muslim brothers living in the area to organize Durga Puja, following which Muslims enthusiastically set up Durga Puja pandals for Hindu families, which exemplified brotherhood and communal harmony in the society. Introducing. Tauseef, one of the organizers of Durga Puja said that unity in diversity is part of our cultural values. We are all Bengalis first, we were born here. Communal harmony is part of our culture. Another local resident, Haji Shakeel Rafiq, said that people here celebrate all festivals together, whether they follow Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism or any other religion. Rafiq told that during the festivals of Eid, Hindus, Christians come to our homes and we participate in their worship.
Tight security arrangements during Durga Puja
Let us inform that in view of the dangers, Kolkata Police has made security arrangements to thwart any terrorist attack during the nine-day Durga Utsav. It has been decided to deploy commandos of Combat Battalion and Special Strike Force at 38 points in the capital. Along with this, 31 rapid patrolling teams have also been set up. A large number of police forces have been deployed around the puja pandals.
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