These Muslim sculptors have been preparing Hindu idols for 40 years

New Delhi: ‘Hunar Haat’ is an exhibition organised by the Union Minority Affairs Ministry at State Emporia Complex in Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place. The exhibition which was thrown open on January 12 will remain open till January 20.

Among the other exquisite Handicraft and Handloom made by master artisans and various delicacies from across the country, is a stall of artisans which showcases idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The stall is the reflection of the cosmopolitan culture of India, where Muslims are busy preparing idols of deities.

In charge of the hall in Hunar Haat, Mohammed Natiq told that his father had started the work of sculpting idols. More than 40 years have passed since then.

He is showcasing statutes of birds and animals besides the idols of Lord Krishna, Lord Ram, Saraswati, Shiv-Parvathi and others. More than 18 workers work for them. All are Muslims. Mohammed Natiq said they never felt that they are working for Hindus.