Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind engaged in Rehabilitation of Kerala's horrific flood victims
Kerala is described as 'God's own country' in India, with magnificent natural landscapes and fertile valleys. However, unprecedented summer Monsoon rainfall throughout June, July and August this year has left a wake of devastating floods across the state.
As floods and landslides have engulfed households and farmland, more than 375 have died (Reuters). A large majority of the people died due to landslides caused by the floods. Idukki and Wayand were the regions most affected by landslides, with an estimated 1.2 million people now in temporary shelters. Total economic losses are estimated at 2.8 billion USD thus far and are likely to increase as recovery efforts continue.
JUH General Secretary visits flood affected area
New Delhi August 27: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (Jl.IlI) General Secretary, Maulana Mahmood Madani arrived in Kerala 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 at the Jamia Hasnia, Kayamkulam to have discussed 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 repairing of damaged houses, removing mud, restoring electricity and plumbing services etc. It also decided to distribute household requirements including utensils to about 2,000 families once the survey done.
After visiting flood-hit areas, Jl.Il-I leader Maulana Mahmood Madani saidthe torrential rains, and floods have caused extreme damage in every part of the state which is suffering from heart-wrenching situation. Maulana Madani also met flood- victims andthem courage to overcome from this calamity.
Besides Maulana Mahmood Madani, the delegation was comprised of Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi, Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and office-bearers ofKarnataka, TamilNadu, and Kerala Jamiat units and other members.