Muslims Join Hindus to Celebrate Holi In Uttar Pradesh

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindustan Times

Hindus and Muslims on Monday came together and took out a procession, called a Holi Baraat, in this Uttar Pradesh capital to celebrate the festival of colours amid communal unity.

This is a decades old tradition followed by the members of both communities.

Hindus and Muslims were seen lost in Holi revelry while taking out the procession that had camels, horses and elephants pulling the decorated small chariots on which the revelers stood tall. They danced to the beat of the drums during the procession in the old city.

The procession was led by Lucknow MP and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lalji Tandon, who from an open jeep threw `abir’ and `gulal’ in the air.

“For more than 40 years, the Holi Baraat is being organised in our locality. The baraat holds a special significance as it projects Hindu-Muslim brotherhood," Tandon told reporters in Lucknow.