Photo Gallery: Muslim workers in Aligarh spread communal harmony on Janmashtami- See how
Muslims in Aligarh have presented a tale of communal harmony as they made statues of Krishna and Radha on the occasion of Janmashtami. This is not the first time that Muslim workers in Aligarh are making these statues. It has been an annual procedure for the Muslim workers in Aligarh to make Krishna's statue. They are well-crafted with the making of these brass statues and know how to polish them and which clothes to equip them with.
These statues are exported to other countries and are in high demand during the festive season. Around 500 Muslim families are involved in the making of these statues during this time. It has been ritualistically followed since the past 15-20 years. This has become an occupation for the community. Not just the Radha-Krishna statues but the community go on to replicate other Hindu god-goddesses. These Muslim workers have proven that work isn't determined by religion. These artisans have mastered the knowledge of God's clothing, makeup and other artefacts.