Basant Bahar at McDonald’s

McDonald’s celebrated Basant & Spring festival by decorating the interiors of their restaurants with kites & colors.

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Basant Bahar Hai; Sanu McDonald’s Naal Pyaar Hai

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2 Comments so far

  1. nida (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

    it is lovely decoration. keep it uo!


  2. THINK (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 10:35 pm

    The kites of blasphemy………

    If people ever do stop to think about how Basant originated, they assume it was a Hindu festival to mark the change of seasons. That Muslims should be participating in a pagan celebration would be bad enough. But the reality is starker than that. Are you ready for this? Here is an account of its origin from Dr. B.S. Nijjar’s book, “Punjab Under the Later Mughals.” According to him, when Zakariya Khan (1707-1759) was the governor of Punjab, a Hindu of Sialkot, by the name of Hakeekat Rai Bakhmal Puri spoke words of disrespect for the Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his daughter Fatima, Radi-Allahu anha. He was arrested and sent to Lahore to await trial. The court, acting according to the law, gave him capital punishment. The non-Muslim population was stirred to request Zakariya Khan to lift the death sentence given to Hakeekat Rai but he did not accede to their request. Eventually the death penalty was carried out and the entire non-Muslim population went into mourning.

    As a tribute to the memory of this blasphemer, a prosperous Hindu, Kalu Ram initiated the Basant ‘mela’ in (Marrhi) Kot Khwaja Saeed (Khoje Shahi) in Lahore. (This place is now known as Baway di marrhi.) It is the last stop on the route of Wagon no. 60 from Bhati Gate. Dr. B.S. Nijjar states on Page no. 279 of his book that the Basant ‘mela’ is celebrated in memory of Hakeekat Rai.

    The ignorant crowds and their equally ignorant vocal advocates may ask “Hey, what’s wrong in a little fun?” But should they continue to fly the kites of blasphemy?

    (References taken from Salim Rauf’s “Waah re Musalmaan.”)

    SO WHY WE CELEBRATE?
    SEARCH FOR ANSWERS AND THEN ACT.
    DON’T FOLLOW BLINDLY

    AND OUR IGNORANT YOUNG GENERATION IS QUOTING ……IT IS LOVELY, KEEP IT UO!!!
    WHAT ARE WE…………DUMBS OR LEADERS OR FOLLOWERS????

    THINK !!!!THINK !!!!!



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