Muslim Woman Making Shiv Lingams For 17 Years Says We Are Hindustanis, Not Hindu-Muslims

Meet Alam Ara, a Varanasi resident who is making Shiv Lingams for the past 17 years for a living. That the country is divided into ‘Hindu-Muslim’ conflict, Alam Ara believes that the divide is a waste of time and that we all are Hindustanis.

“Making Shiv Lingams is a god-gifted art and we make it with love”, Ara told ANI. She considers her art as a way to earn her daily bread. When probed if religion was ever an obstacle to make shiv-lingams, she doesn’t agree.

Meet Alam Ara, a Varanasi resident who is making Shiv Lingams for the past 17 years for a living. That the country is divided into ‘Hindu-Muslim’ conflict, Alam Ara believes that the divide is a waste of time and that we all are Hindustanis.

“Making Shiv Lingams is a god-gifted art and we make it with love”, Ara told ANI. She considers her art as a way to earn her daily bread. When probed if religion was ever an obstacle to make shiv-lingams, she doesn’t agree.

“”This is our daily bread. When it comes to our art, we aren’t Hindus or Muslims. We’re Indians first and always,” Alam Ara told ANI.