Kerala: Masjid hosts Hindu wedding; CM calls it example of unity

ALAPPUZHA: At a time when attempts are being made to divide the nation in the name of religion more than uniting people, Kerala has sets a perfect model of religious harmony by hosting Hindu wedding in a mosque. 

According to media reports, more than 100-year-old Cheruvally Muslim Jamaat mosque, Kayamkulam on Sunday hosted the Hindu wedding of bride Anju and the groom Sarath as per Hindu rituals on its premises.

After the marriage, the newly weds also sought the blessings of chief imam Riyasudeen Faizy.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took to Twitter to congratulate the young couple and termed the wedding, “an example of unity from Kerala.”

“Congratulations to the newlyweds, families, mosque authorities and people of Cheravally,” Pinarayi said in a tweet.

Because of the poor economic background, Bindu Ashok, mother of Anju, had sought masjid committee’s help which they readily agreed.

The committee not only arranged facilities for the wedding of 24-year-old Anju but also gifted ten sovereigns of gold and Rs two lakh to the bride as a wedding gift.

The rare occasion signifying communal amity was witnessed by more than 1,000 guests from both the communities.