Rajasthan’s Only Muslim Minister Prays At Shiva Temple


Shale Mohammad, the only Muslim face in Ashok Gehlot’s cabinet, offered prayers at a Shiva temple in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer days after taking charge of the minority affairs department.

Mohammad, son of Muslim religious leader Gazi Fakir, reached his constituency Pokhran in Jaisalmer for the first time after becoming a minister.

“Gods and goddesses don’t belong to any caste. It is not about Hindus and Muslims. Everyone has his faith. We have Ganga-Jamuni brotherhood which is in itself an example. Hindus and Muslims both have strong faith in Baba Ramdev (a temple in Ramdevra of local deity Baba Ramdev),” Mohammad told reporters after performing puja.