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Hindu and Muslim community join hands to promote communal harmony

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Ahmedabad (Gujarat), May 16 (ANI): Religious leaders from both Hindu and Muslim community came together in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city to promote communal harmony and peace.The event to promote communal solidarity was organized by the All India Organization of Imams of Mosques.The event witnessed the participation of religious leaders belonging to different faiths including influential Hindu preachers- Jagat Guru Shankracharya representing Kashi Kochi peeth (seat) and Chidanand Maharaj from the holy town of Rishikesh."This meet is organised just to promote communal harmony and unity among people, all Indians should be united, which is the reason behind this meet," said Shankracharya."Right now, we are talking about improving the whole society. Our aim is to reduce the gap between two major communities of Hindus and Muslims and to bring a solution to each and every problem with the help of talks," added Imam Mohammed Ilyasi, Muslim preacher and the organizer of the meet.Ahmedabad was the worst affected in the 2002 Gujarat riots, in which a reciprocal violence took place between the Hindus and Muslims. (ANI)

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