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AMU students take relief to Muzaffarnagar

Aligarh: A group of students of Aligarh Muslim University comprising Mumtaz Numani, Aamir Khan, Sajjad Husain, Syed Jafar, Mohammad Azam, Danish Farouqi, Nazakat, Asif, Abdul Rashid, Moinuddin and Javaid, visited the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar district, especially Kairana, and met the victims in camps. The team carried relief worth Rs. 2.6 lakh which was collected by the students residing in different halls of residence. At Kairana, the team made a survey of 12 relief camps in order to acquaint themselves with the problems faced by a large number displaced people who took shelter in these camps.

The team members said that the condition in these camps was pathetic and people were forced to live in an extremely poor and unhygienic environment. AMU students, who felt moved by the pathetic condition of the displaced people, went to Panipat and arranged essential commodities for general distribution to victims. The team distributed 150 charpayees, 200 quilts, cooking pots, buckets and mugs, soaps, tirpals, school bags, notebooks, pencils, erasers and sharpeners to the families. Financial assistance was also provided to pregnant women and wounded.

The team discussed the problems in these camps with the local authorities for providing easy and safe admission in nearby schools to the riot affected children. The team of students remained in this area for six days and focused on working out possibilities of arrangement of shelter, cloth, education and hygienic food with the help of local people. The team specifically thanked Mr. Ayub Jang without whose cooperation the task could not be accomplished.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 November 2013 on page no. 13

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