IT was a heart-warming union of two lovebirds made possible by communities of different faiths.
Malaysia Nanban published a report about a woman in India who got married in a traditional Hindu ceremony with the help of the local Muslim community.
The wedding took place in the small town of Cheravally in the south Indian state of Kerala.
The bride’s mother sought help from a Cheravally Muslim committee when she could not raise the funds needed for the wedding.
The community unexpectedly came together and took on the task of hosting the wedding, which was held on Jan 19.
The bride also received gold jewellery worth about RM1,800 and a cash gift of about RM11,500 from the committee.
Around 1,000 Hindu and Muslim guests from the local community were served vegetarian meals.
The event received an outpouring of support and well-wishes from all over the country.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan hailed it as an example of unity beyond politics in Kerala as the country faces demonstrations and protests over a controversial citizenship Bill which discriminates against Muslim refugees.
The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.