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Quarantine space in mosque

A Nadia village has thrown open its madarsa hostel and the adjoining mosque as a quarantine centre for all its returning migrant labourers, regardless of religion, saying “religion teaches brotherhood”.

The gesture by Muslim-majority Bhaga village in Kaliganj block, and its Darul Uloom Madarsa, comes at a time efforts have been made by vested interests to stigmatise the minority community in the name of the coronavirus.… “We have so far accommodated 21 youths who have returned from Covid-hit states such as Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka and Rajasthan. We didn’t ask their religion,” Abdul Hannan Mandal said.…

Sources said the village committee, which has both Muslim and Hindu members, had dipped into its own pocket to provide the quarantined youths with three meals and two snacks a day, the food including egg, fish and chicken. It’s also providing personal protection equipment and sanitisers.

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