Communal tension in India is a very real and present threat. With the tacit (and sometimes outright) support of partisan governments that stoke the communal flame in a bid to invoke divide and rule, we’ve seen everything from hate speeches to brutal lynchings based on the Hindu vs. Muslim divide.
In such a world of ‘us against them’, it’s heartening to find whatever little instance of brotherhood, unity and togetherness one can, such as this picture of Muslims providing refreshments to the Hindus participating in the Ram Navami procession in Khidderpore, Kolkata.
A Reddit user posted this picture, which rightly displays what many of us need to imbibe – that at the end of the day, we’re all humans, and there’s literally no difference between us. Infighting only works to the politicians’ advantage, and it’s high time we changed that.