…While some people on our screens may be discriminating against the Muslim community since the Tablighi Jamaat congregation before the lockdown, a section of citizens and religious organizations on the ground are unmoved by petty hate. Lounge takes a look at some religious communities and organizations working to help the worst affected during this difficult time.
Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community in India have been distributing food and medicines to people affected by the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, religion no bar. In several cities across Maharashtra and Gujarat – where the community has a sizeable presence – the members have taken it upon themselves to distribute food packets to people living in slums and other underprivileged areas every day.
In Nashik, it has tied up with the local administration for doorstep delivery of medicines to senior citizens and those with disabilities. In Pune, it has also set up helplines for people to call and get food and medicines delivered to their place.…
Muslim organizations offer buildings for quarantines (Apr 15, 2020, Times of India)
On the frontline: Community comes together to help the needy (Apr 19, 2020, Hindustan Times)