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Muslim and Christian practices getting mixed up, misunderstandings abound regarding fasting

Ramadan or Lent? Pakistan's struggle for understanding

Pakistani Catholics gather during Easter Mass at a church in Lahore on March 27, 2016. (Photo by Arif Ali/AFP)

Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore
Pakistan

March 20, 2017

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When Lent began, Aman Tair decided to talk about fasting with his Muslim classmates. 

"They started comparing the two periods of abstinence. One asked me why Christians have more days fasting than Muslims. I tried to answer but felt very uncomfortable," Tair told ucanews.com.

The 19-year-old architecture student had not experienced impromptu interfaith dialogue sessions before he started at the National College of Arts Lahore in February as he earlier studied in a Christian school.

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