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Shia-Sunni pray Eid namaz together again

Once again, Sunni and Shia brothers, in a show of solidarity and unity, offered Eid prayers together at Jamia Millia Islamia’s Jama Masjid on 7 July, 2016.  "Shoulder to Shoulder" is an initiative started by a group of friends last year in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar against the backdrop of growing hostility between the two sects in the Middle East. They resolved that this virus should not be allowed to enter India.

“The time for mere lip service is over. This is the time to act. ISIS wants to divide humanity. It’s time to give them a befitting reply. Close your ranks. Unite" read the banner shared by Shoulder to Shoulder Facebook page.

The movement requests people to stand up and organize joint Eid prayers in their local mosques.
To join the Shoulder to Shoulder initiative visit: https://www.facebook.com/KandheSeKandha

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 July 2016 on page no. 24

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