Muslim Group Performs Last Rites of Covid Victims of Other Faiths in Tamil Nadu
During the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteers of the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam have come forward to bury people who died of Covid and whose family does not have the resources to conduct a decent funeral. Also, in certain cases, family members refuse to take the corpse to the crematorium fearing that they too will be infected.
According to the organisation office bearers, their 4,000 odd volunteers have helped to cremate and bury 2,064 people across the state from April 1 to May 25 as per the Covid protocols. During the first wave of the pandemic they conducted the funerals of 1,350 people.
The TMMK, an organisation fighting for the rights of Muslims in a democratic manner, has been involved in voluntary activities including blood donation and rendering service during the Tsunami….