New Delhi, June 10,2018 (TMC Desk) Today became the historic day as Gurgaon hosted its first inter-community iftar.
Gurgaon residents have been facing an onslaught of right wing hindutva zealots supported by the state’s Chief Minister, who have been forcibly stopping Muslims from offering Juma namaz for the past couple of months.
The iftar was attended by members from all religious communities of Gurgaon and Delhi. The prominent people who attended the iftar included Commissioner of Gurgaon, Dr. D Suresh, noted social crusader Harsh Mander, Jurist and Supreme Court lawyer Shams Khwaja, noted economist Partha Mukhopadhyay, senior corporate executive Asim Warsi, carpet designer Fatima, Social Activists Owais Sultan and Shabnam Hashmi, prominent resident Arshan and film maker R K Chandrika.
The iftar was well attended by people of all walks of life and different communities.
Yashpal Saxena, father of the young man Ankit Saxena who was killed by the family members of the Muslim girl he loved was given a standing ovation as he walked up to the podium to appeal for communal harmony.
Saba Dewan and Rahul Roy a film maker couple and Altaf were the prominent faces from the organisers.