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.