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West Bengal: Leusipakri's Muslims showcase communal bonding for Diwali

Updated: Oct 21, 2016 08:34 IST

Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): Setting an example of communal harmony, Muslims in West Bengal's Leusipakri region are now very busy making firecrackers for "Diwali"

With the festival of lights round the corner, Mohammad Abdul, Ajima Bibi, Soleya Khatun, and Mohammad Rafik are busy clearing all orders.

They basically make colored flower pots like bi-color, tri-color, changing color, hand lights and colored torches.

"We work for both Muslims and Hindus. We like it that way. We don't feel that it is not our festival. We all work together," said Mohammad Abdul.

Firecracker factory owner Raj Singha Roy said they are very proud of this and hoped that people will learn a lesson of brotherhood from this.

"Dozens of the Muslims are making crackers for the Hindu festivals in the factory from the last couple of years," he added.

India, a multi-religious and multilingual country, has always enjoyed the essential unity of culture amidst diversities.

Diwali is celebrated with great fervour and gaiety all over India as it marks the return of Rama to Ayodhya in northern India after he defeated Ravana, the powerful demon king of Lanka.

Legend says millions of lamps were lit when Rama returned after 14 years of exile.

Diwali Legend says millions of lamps were lit when Rama returned after 14 years of exile.

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akshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. It is believed that Lakshmi showers her blessings upon those homes that are clean and well lit. ( lights">ANI)