It’s been close to 10 months since communal riots and massacre broke out in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts in Western Uttar Pradesh. The riots not just led to killings but displaced over sixty thousand people. They were forced to live in temporary shelters braving rains, cold and storms. Their collective trauma of displacement was further aggravated by the state’s apathy, receiving little help from all government quarters.  Malnutrition and other diseases claimed the lives of over 100 children.

Witness to the abysmal conditions and hardships of the riot affected people in the vicinity, residents of Kairana town, Dabedi Khurd, Suneti and several other villagers in Kairana block in Shamli district have collectively taken initiative to set up a colony for riot victims. They are in the process of constructing over 300 houses for riot victims staying in several relief camps like Malakpur, Suneti, Khurgan, Barnawi and Dabedi Khurd. Haji Dilshad, an old farmer and resident of Khurgaan village has donated several bhigas of his land to help set up the colony.

Unfortunately, this initiative by the residents of Kairana block, has not received help from either the state or central governments or from the local administration, till date.

We urge you to attend the inauguration of this colony on the 2nd June, 2014. It is a mere four hour drive from Delhi. Our collective efforts and presence can help restore hope and communal harmony and rebuild several lives in the region.

Please also pass on this mail to organisations and individuals who you think would want to support this initiative.  We also urge our friends in the media to please cover this effort.

Looking forward to seeing you at the program. Please drop in a line at [email protected][email protected]

Date- 2nd June, 2014
Time- 1:00 P.M- 5:00 P.M
Venue- Dabedi Khurd (Khedi) Village (Near Village Suneti), Block Kairana, Shamli district.
Directions: Take the GT Karnal road from Delhi. Once you hit Panipat, turn right from Sanjay Chowk towards Shamli. 15 kms down the line, at Kairana bypass ask for Malakpur village near Khurgaan. Daberi Khurd (also known as Khedi) village is four kms from Malakpur.

Gulshad: 09997927171 [email protected]
Haji Dilshad: 09917010836
Tahir Hassan: 09456223515 [email protected]