India is a secular nation. Also, Secularism is a divisive, politically charged topic in our country. Even in ancient time, people in India had freedom of religion, and the state granted citizenship to each individual regardless of whether someone’s religion was Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism or any other.
To prove the above statement we have a story of Noorul Hasan, a Muslim resident of Lucknow who gave up a part of his house to help re-create a Hindu temple for his community.
His story is captured by the team of United Colors of Benetton as part of its #Unitedbyfaith campaign.
They captioned the video as:
“Based on a true story, this short film follows a day in the life of an old man from Lucknow, India. This Independence Day, allow this heartwarming story to serve as a timely reminder of the fact that humanity is the biggest religion of them all. Today, and for all days to come, may we be#UnitedByFaith.”
Watch the heart melting story of Nooral Hasan:
Video source: United Colors of Benetton
In the video, he expressed his happiness by saying: “So many people come here every day. When they find peace, I find my peace. I’ve done whatever I could do for the temple with all my heart. And I continue to do so.”
His name is Noorul Hasan and he is an Indian.