Support Assam refugees: Popular Front

Press Release New Delhi / 12 August 2012
Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Popular Front of India Chairman E. M. Abdul Rahiman has appealed to the people to extend financial support for the ongoing relief activities in the refugee camps in Assam.

Popular Front is providing all possible help to the victims of Bodo violence against the minority community in the affected districts of lower Assam through certain NGOs and local organisations. A survey about the basic needs was undertaken in 149 refugee camps. The survey team physically visited 149 camps; – 25 camps in Chirang, 10 camps in Chapar, 55 camps in Bilasipara, 7 camps in Bongaigaon, 25 camps in Gauripur, 27 camps in Kokrajhar area and assessed their requirements. Our National General Secretary K. M. Shareef and National Executive Council members Moulana Usman Baig and O. M. A. Salam have visited the refugee camps on different occasions along with local NGO activists. Another National Executive Council member Moulana Muhmad Khalid Rashadi is camping in the area to supervise the emergency relief activities. About 150 volunteers in batches are now engaged in distribution of baby foods, medicines, cloths, tarpaulin sheets, mosquito nets, buckets and mugs, candles etc. as per need utilizing the funds arranged by Popular Front.

Assam Relief

(Photo: Popular Front General Secretary K. M. Shareef visiting a refugee camp along with local volunteers)

In this connection, on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr after Namaz Popular Front activists will be making a special relief fund collection drive for Assam refugees. E. M. Abdul Rahiman has requested all Muslims to show solidarity to the their less unfortunate brothers and sister on the joyous occasion of Eid.

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