Generous Contribution for Relief of Victims of Earthquake
An Appeal to the Non-Resident Indians
New Delhi, 31 October, 2005: The earthquake on 8 October, 2005 in Jammu and Kashmir on both sides of the Line of Control has caused a human disaster of unprecedented dimensions. On the Indian side, at least 200,000 persons have been rendered homeless and about 2000 persons have been killed. On the Pakistan side the number is much higher. Thousands of families scattered in inaccessible areas have not yet been reached by relief workers. Already they are facing cold and starvation.
Soon those areas will be covered with snow. So a massive effort needs to be launched at the earliest, not only in terms of food, blankets, woolen clothing, blankets and medicines but relocating the people in safer places and building shelters for them.
From its own limited resources, the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) has made a modest contribution to the relief efforts on both sides of the LOC. Some members have already visited the affected areas.
The AIMMM is now trying to persuade different NGOs involved in relief work to form a Peoples Relief Committee which avoiding duplication and overlap may extend aid and assistance through local NGOs in J&K which can reach the ground level.
The AIMMM appeals to you to recall, while celebrating the Idul Fitr, the face of the homeless, the widows, the orphans and other victims of the earthquake, and participate in their relief and rehabilitation with your generous contribution.
Syed Shahabuddin, President
Mohd. Shafi Moonis, Vice-President
Justice P.K. Shamsuddin , Vice-President
Bashiruddin Babukhan , Vice-President
Ejaz Ahmed Aslam, General Secretary
Ahmad Rashid Shervani, General Secretary
Zafarul Islam Khan, General Secretary
and Other Members of the Markazi Majlis-e-Amla and
Sd/- Syed Shahabuddin
ALL INDIA MUSLIM
D-250, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110 025 Phone: 2632
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