Kerala Temple Hosts Iftar Dinner, 200 Attend

This news comes amidst a countrywide upsurge in anti-Muslim campaigns and communal disharmony. 
The Wire Staff
Apr 13, 2022

New Delhi: A Kerala temple has hosted an iftar dinner for the Muslim community of the town it is located in, The Hindu has reported.

The temple is at Vaniyannur near Tirur in Malappuram district.

Temple president Velayudhan and treasurer Lakshmanan told the newspaper that the iftar at the temple compound sent out a “loud message at a time when communal camaraderie had become the need of the hour.”

This news comes amidst a countrywide upsurge in anti-Muslim campaigns and communal disharmony.

In 2018, The News Minute had reported that the Lekshmi Narasimha Murthy temple in Kotakkal town of Kerala’s Malappuram district had hosted an iftar meal in a house adjacent to the temple premises, in which both Muslims and Hindus took part.

As many as 600 people ate, a temple official had told the news outlet.

Note: This report has been updated since publishing with correct details.

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