A Muslim woman from Indian Occupied Kashmir has stepped up and showcased that money isn’t everything. The woman has proudly donated Rs. 11 lac rupees she had saved for Hajj pilgrimage for coronavirus relief.
Meet Khalida Begum – an old woman from Indian Occupied Kashmir who is giving the world a loud message. Khalida Begum, late in her age, just like any Muslim wanted to do the Hajj pilgrimage. However, her plans were cut short due to the unprecedented global illness.
Khalida had saved Rs. 11 lac (5 lac INR) for her Hajj pilgrimage this year. Since there is no clear view of if Hajj will be carried out this year, Khalida decided to spend her savings for God.
Relief for others is the best deed
With Kashmir in a complete lockdown since the last 234 days, the inception of COVID-19 has marred the Indian state with further problems. India has been in a turmoil politically and socially ever since the Kashmir curfew. On the contrary, Muslims like Khalida Begum keep reminding Modi’s Hindutva agenda that they will be fought with love.
Khalida Begum has donated her Hajj saving money to a welfare organization named ‘Sewa Bharati’ which is linked with RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) which is a far-right organization. The RSS has been working to strip the rights of Kashmiris and Muslims at large.
“Khalida Begum Ji was impressed with the welfare work done by the Sewa Bharati in Jammu and Kashmir during the tough time the country is passing through due to sudden outbreak of COVID-19 and decided to donate Rs 5 lakh to the organization,” said an RSS spokesperson.
Khalida Begum – a social worker with a big heart
The old Kashmiri woman, despite her age, has been a great social worker for Kashmiris in the past. Belonging to a family of Kashmiri bureaucrats, Khalida Ji has the tendency to be selfless. She believes the money she donated for COVID-19 relief, will pay more dividends than her Hajj and rightly so.
A practicing Muslim will always suffice and honor huqooq-ul-ibaad. Additionally, this incident also highlights the lack of empathy in the Indian ranks. Knowing full well what they have been putting Kashmir and Muslims through, this empathetic act should serve as a humbling warning. The plight of the Kashmiris remains a deferred case at the moment with the coronavirus crisis.
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic sees no stopping at the moment as the total tally of active cases has reached 880,000 in the world. With the expected numbers to rise, every walk of life remains shut.