Guwahati: Puja Procession Stops Music During 'Azaan'
GUWAHATI: In what can be termed as an incident showcasing communal harmony, people taking out a procession for the immersion of ‘Durga Idol’ in Guwahati’s Machkhowa area on October 8, halted their celebration as they approached a local mosque.
The first call known as ‘Azaan’ was being recited and after the members of the Durga Puja procession heard it, they immediately stopped their music which they felt might interrupt the evening prayers going on in the mosque.
This noble gesture by the procession of ‘Shantipur Sluice Gate Puja Committee’, was applauded by the local Muslims of the area.
Speaking to G Plus, one of the local, Shehnaz Anwar said, “The people along with the procession went via Machkowa and knowing the fact that it was namaz time they showed respect and turned the music off. This was a commendable gesture.”
"The people from the Athgaon, Machkhowa, Bharalu and Santipur are always like family and we all respect each other's sentiment since a long time", she added.