Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind kicks off relief works in Kerala

Jamiat leader Mahmood Madani visits flood-affected areas; releases ten million amount as interim relief.  He meets with victims and urges them to maintain patience. Jamiat plans to repair houses and construct 500 fresh houses for the needy ones.

New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) has begun relief work on a large scale in Kerala which was severely hit by the worst flood of the century.  JUH General Secretary, Maulana Mahmood Madani has arrived in Kerala on Sunday evening to take the stock of relief work and share the grief of affected-people.

On Monday morning, Maulana Madani visited the worst-affected town Kayamkulam and distributed relief materials and food-kits to the affected-people. On this occasion, Maulana Madani also announced Rs 10 million as an interim relief from Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and its units. He also announced Rs 15 lakhs for the flood-hit   coastal district Kodagu (Korag) in Karnataka. Maulana Madani also presided over a consultative meeting held today at the Jamia Husainia, Kayamkulam which deliberated upon methods and planning for carrying out the relief activities. The meeting was attended by the office-bearers of Jamiat relief committees and Ulama and Imams of Madrasas and Masjids of Kerala. Besides relief work, the meeting also took decisions regarding the repairing of damaged houses, removing mud, restoring electricity and plumbing etc.  It also decided to distribute household requirements including utensils to those 2,000 families once the survey done.

 After visiting flood-hit areas, JUH leader Maulana Mahmood Madani said the torrential rains, and floods have caused extreme damage in every part of the state which is suffering from heart-wrenching situation. The situation is bad so much so that the rehabilitation work is looking pretty difficult task. Lauding the work done by Jamiat volunteers, he recalled that they have been not only providing foodstuffs but also they were successful in evacuation of people through boats to the safer zone.

 Maulana Madani met flood- victims and   gave them courage to overcome from this calamity. On this occasion, he also appealed to philanthropists to donate for the relief of flood-hit people of Kerala.

 JUH secretary   Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi, who is accompanying with Maulana Madani, said the Jamiat has divided Kerala’s flood-affected areas into three zones for relief and rehabilitation purpose. They are south, north and central zones and South zone is headquartered in Jamia Husainia, Kayamkulam; Central zone’s headquarter is Jamia Kauzariya Alviya (Ernakulum district) Maulana Sufiyan is nominated Convener of relief committee in Kerala.

 Informing about the relief work, he said in the second phase, we would restore electricity and water supply and for this work we need electricians, plumbers and carpenters.  He also informed that 100 volunteers from Karnataka, 50 each from Tamil Nadu and Bihar would reach the state tomorrow.

Besides Maulana Mahmood Madani, the delegation was comprised of office-bearers of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala Jamiat units and other members.

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