A choir in a Kerala Church has found the most peaceful way to protest the CAA. The group decided to wear Muslim attire – Hijabs and Taqiyahs while singing Christmas carols at the St Thomas Mar Thoma Church in Kozhenchery in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta.
This is India, no one can stop the unity of our religions. Please see how these youngsters appeared in their X'mas carol service in solidarity with Indian Muslims and protest against CAA&NRC. This was part of their Christmas carol service in Marthoma Church, Kozhenchery, Kerala. pic.twitter.com/CQjHb4GULn— Jijoy (@jijoy_matt) December 25, 2019
Father Daniel T Philip, Assistant Vicar of the Church spoke to media about why these singers decided to protest this way. He also added that the clothes were symbolic, a retaliation to PM Modi’s statement that the protesters can be recognised by their clothes.
Jesus and his parents had to flee after his birth as refugees because of a king. What we are witnessing now can very well be related to it. People are being denied citizenship, their identities are getting lost, and they are being forced to run away as refugees. So for us, this year’s Christmas celebration is in solidarity with those people who are being victimised.
-Father Daniel T Philip, Assistant Vicar
Twitter is lauding the group for making a statement with their attire and supporting the protestors.
This is a reply to a hypocrite who says he can see everyone by their cloths..keralites are people who are against oppressors ,hypocrites and against tyrants may it be Indira Gandhi or be the present regime…— ROHAN T ROY (@rohanthomas555) December 26, 2019
Great self confidence and a sensitivity to the human element.— Peter Francis (@PeterFr05509158) December 28, 2019
🙏 Thank you. I'm so proud that I belong to this India of Unity in Diversity. Silly tears tingling my eyes. WOW!— Rashmi. (@ra_tweety1) December 26, 2019
Real India, Our india,— nandan ganguly (@sgnandan) December 25, 2019
no one can take away
What a great way to get your point across!