Coordination Office Opened for Muzaffarnagar Riot Victims
New Delhi: The Coordination Committee for the Muzaffarnagar riot victims opened its office at Kairana, Distt. Shamli, to care, monitor, offer and coordinate relief to the victims of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli and Bhagpat riot victims of September 2013 who are lodged in over two dozen camps in the districts of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli.
Chairman of the Coordination Committee, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, inaugurated the office located on Panipat Road, Opp. Satab Singh Market in Kairana town on Thursday, 5 December. The Coordination Committee is run by Charity Alliance in cooperation with Afkar India Foundation. Representatives of riot victims, dignitaries of the area and journalists were present on the occasion.
Dr. Khan, who heads Charity Alliance and the All India Muslim Majlis Mushawarat, said this office will monitor, coordinate and offer relief to the needy people in the camps. It is also taking up the legal cases and is making sure that all school and college-going children in the camps are accommodated in local schools and colleges.
Dr Khan said the office will continue to function as long as it is needed and a better and convenient place will be found soon in the area for the office. The office is manned by Akram Akhtar ; Mohammad Anees .
On the occasion, Dr. Khan distributed books and other related material and stationary to students of classes 7 to 12. He said that Charity Alliance has undertaken the responsibility of providing tools to all skilled and unskilled workers in camps like tailors, carpenters, stone-cutters, masons etc.
The Coordination Committee team is busy coordinating with district authorities to get all school and college-going students accepted in local schools and colleges. Charity Alliance has also announced that it will arrange transport for students who find admission at schools and colleges located at a distance from their camps.
In addition for offering clothes, duvets, mattresses, etc. to the riot victims, Charity Alliance is negotiating to buy land to settle some camp inmates who are at present camping on private or government lands which they will have to vacate soon.