25/9/2013 Press Release
Muzaffarnagar: The distribution of relief materials by Popular Front of India to the victims of Muzaffarnagar riots began with a simple function held at Toda Kalyanpur village in Budana Taluk of Muzaffarnagar district. The get-together was attended by large numbers of riot victims sheltered in the village and local community leaders besides leaders and relief volunteers of Popular Front.
Popular Front General Secretary O M A Salam who inaugurated the programme said that there were no hands above that give charity and hands below that receive charity here. “We are doing our duty to our brothers and sisters who have been victimized in an inhuman violence by the enemies of humanity. The mission of calamity relief is not limited to activities like distribution of some relief kits. The primary task to be fulfilled by the civil society is to rebuild the lost confidence and sense of security among the victims and facilitate their safe rehabilitation. He promised that Popular Front being an organization which is in the forefront of people’s rights for justice, is determined to extend all possible support in the legal fight until every single victim of this riot is delivered due justice that Indian constitution assures to its citizens. He also stressed the need for building trust and harmony between different communities.
Moulana Usman Baig Rashadi , the national president of All India Imams Council delivered the key note address on the occasion. Moulana Baig told the victims neither lose their confidence nor get disappointment and advised them to start rebuilding their lives. He also congratulated Popular Front and their determined volunteers who took up this noble mission. Popular Front U P president Waseem Ahmed, Chowdhary Muhammed Murtaza, Moulana Muhammed Shadab also participated in the Programme.
Relief kits containing 2 blankets, a bucket and a set of household items were distributed to 200 refugee families in the village. During this week Popular Front plans to complete the first Phase of distributing relief kits to 3000 families sheltered in different camps and houses in 14 villages. Popular Front has set up three different working groups to attend to different tasks: Relief Distribution Team, Village Survey Team and Legal Aid Team. Along with distribution relief materials, collecting details of the riot-affected people and identifying the requirements of legal assistance are also being attended by the volunteers.