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Pakistani man played Holi shares experience before boarding to Karachi bus

Pakistani man played Holi shares experience before boarding to Karachi bus

While some are busy in debating over intolerance, Hindu-Muslim, religion, caste, there is a man in Pakistan who has left everyone surprise by playing the so-called Hindu festival ‘Holi.’

Man named Wahid Khan from Karachi, Pakistan, who stepped out to play Holi ignoring the fact that it is a Hindu festival? To see people’s reaction, Khan boarded a public bus after playing Holi, despite being advised to take a rickshaw instead.

In a Facebook post; he narrated how people around him reacted.

Read the full post here:

“I was coming from a Holi celebration and I decided to take a public bus despite the arguments of friends that I should just take a rikshaw cuz people might react to it as I was all in colors.

I wanted to see people’s reaction and more than that I wanted to use a public space to celebrate diversity and to let people think about it. I came across many people, and everyone perceived that I am a Hindu and told me how they know “people of my community”. This was my favorite conversation on a bus.
I sit next to an uncle.

Uncle: (with a great sympathy) why are you working in such a young age?

Me: Sorry, what do you mean?
Uncle: You are a color worker right?
Me: (laughed) No uncle, actually I am coming from a Holi celebration.
Uncle: Oh, Hindu brotheri?
Me: No, I am from a Muslim family.
Uncle: what? So you celebrated Holi? And rest of them was Muslims as well?
Me: Yes, and some of our friends were Hindus and we celebrated Holi in a church.
Uncle: Beta, you are a Muslim, and…
(There was another uncle sitting in the seat behind us, he interrupted): Oh bhai, if colors bring these kids together and they can celebrate it together with the minority, why do you have to bring in religion? That’s a great thing.
Uncle: Well, we were raised by telling us that Hindu and Muslims can not be together.
(The other uncle shakes his head)
Me: That is where everything went wrong. Happy Holi!
Uncle laughs.
It was a great day and glad to see Pakistan accepting other cultures and religions.