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Hindus have applauded the House of Lords of United Kingdom for reportedly considering opening the House with multi-faith prayers, calling it a “step in the right direction.”

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that if this proposal went through, it would be wonderful to watch the world’s diverse religions praying at one platform and thus opening a new chapter of understanding, cooperation and love.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that we all knew that religion comprised much more than our own particular tradition/experience. In our shared pursuit for the truth, we could learn from one another and thus could arrive nearer to the truth.

Rajan Zed urged House of Commons also to work on a similar idea of multi-faith opening prayers.

United Kingdom Parliament, headed by Queen Elizabeth II and consisting of House of Lords and House of Commons, is the supreme legislative body and it examines and challenges the work of the government. Sittings in both Houses begin with Christian prayer since around 1558.