The 21-second video clip, showing the Sikh man beating the drum to wake up his neighbours for Ramzan, is being widely shared on various social media platforms in Srinagar.
Srinagar: A video clip has gone viral in which an unidentified elderly Sikh man seems to have taken the
responsibility of waking up his Muslim neighbours in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district for Sehri —
pre-dawn Ramzan meal.
The 21-second video clip, showing the man beating the drum to wake up his neighbours, is being widely
shared on various social media platforms in Srinagar.
“Allah Rasool de pyaaro, jannat de talabgaro, utho roza rakho (The beloved of Allah and his messenger,
the seekers of paradise, wake up to start your fast),” the unidentified Sikh man shouts.
Many of the netizens lauded the Sikh man, saying he embodied the communal harmony that has existed in
Kashmir for centuries.
‘Seharkhwaan’ is the term used for the drum beaters who go around a locality to wake up its residents
for the pre-dawn meal before start of dawn-to-dusk fast during Ramzan.
This task is normally taken up by one of the Muslims from the locality but members from minority
community doing it is rare but not new.