The event was aimed to end the atmosphere of “fear and violence” that is prevailing in the country and to send out a message of communal solidarity. People from all religions — Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity — participated in the event.
We are united against those who are trying to divide the country, people said.
Sultan Sheikh, a Muslim, was dressed as a Sikh man. “Our Prime Minister talks about recognising someone from the attire. I want him to recognise to which religion I belong,” he said, adding that don”t try to divide our country. We are united and will live together.
Sant Yuvraj, a follower of Hinduism, said: “We are doing this for the unity and solidarity of the country. All religions are united here. No one should consider Shaheen Bagh as a demonstration of Muslims. Sikh people are chanting Gurbani here while Christians are reading Bible along with Muslims who are reading ”aayats” from Quran and I am performing a ”havan” as a Hindu sant. Even this ”havan” has been organised by all the people irrespective of their religion”.
Alexander Fleming, a Christian, said: “This event doesn’t belong to any political party, and the Citizenship Amendment Act introduced by the government is against the Muslims”.