Bangalore: The devastating flood that has hit the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the first week of September has left many dead and countless more homeless. People are stranded in their homes, as vast areas including major towns like Srinagar, Shopian, Pulwama are submerged under water. Telephone links and other means of communication have stopped, and the road link between Jammu & Srinagar is severed.
In these times of distress, concerned people from across India and beyond are pitching in to do their part, to help the people effected by this disaster. Here’s the list of individuals and organisations we know, who are coordinating relief efforts from Karnataka.
Karnataka for Kashmir Forum is an initiative from the awesome people at the Alternative Law Forum and a group of students, individuals and members of progressive organizations, who have come together to effectively co-ordinate and organize relief efforts for flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir. We are told, they are in touch solidarity groups in Bangalore, Delhi & Self-help groups in Kashmir who are trying to take relief material to Kashmir.
Collection Points for monetary donation:
Address: Alternative Law Forum (ALF), #122/4, Infantry Road, Bangalore – 560 001 (next to Balaji Art Gallery) Landmark: Shivajinagar Bus Stand
Bank Details for Contributions
Name of A/c Holder: Aman Biradari Trust
Bank Name: IDBI Bank Limited
Branch: 1/6, Siri Fort Institution Area, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi – 110049
A/c No: 010104000156950
IFSC Code: IBKL0000010
Delhi Co-ordinator: Warashi Farasat – +91 9953825580
Millath Relief Trust is collecting funds across Bangalore and we are told they have started relief work in flood hit areas. The organisation will be collecting funds in mosques across the city, after the Friday prayers on September 12 and 19. They have also urged to the Imams in local mosques to make an appeal to donate funds during the sermon.
The collected funds can be handed over to the following location:
Feroze Estate Agency, Cunningham Road – 98450 18080
Maulana Zainul Abideen saheb, Masjid Shah Waliulla – 9845203682
Maulana Iftekhar Ahmed Qasmi saheb, Bismillahnagar -9448065278
Indiranagar Masjid Committee, Ziaulla Khan– 9845665459
Anjuman Khuddamul Muslimeen, Masood – 9845028786
Islamic Centre, Jayanagar, Habibulla Khan– 9972225180
Jamiat ul-Ulema Karnataka, Asadulla Moosa Khan – 9035759617
Jamat-e-Islami Hind, R T Nagar, Mohammed. Bilal – 8762697929
Lal Masjid, Tafheemulla Maroof– 9972861200
BIFT Darussalam, Queens Road, Rizwan – 080 41472910
HOPE (Helping Out People Everywhere) from Mangalore, who has done some great relief work in Muzaffarnagar in the aftermath of the communal violence last year, will be in Srinagar next week with relief materials, their volunteers have collected so far. People in Mangalore, and surrounding areas can get in touch with them to coordinate efforts.
Address: HOPE Foundation Office, Shop # 302, 3rd Floor, BMK Commercial Complex, Opposite Highland Hospital, Mangalore – 575001, Karnataka, India.
Bank Account Details:
A/C No. 106200301000092
Vijaya Bank, Falnir Branch, Mangalore.
IFSC CODE: VIJB0001062
SWIFT CODE: VIJBINBBMLR
Following discussions with various relief groups, below is the list of items that we have been informed are essentials for coming days, and funds for the same must be collected and transferred immediately to the volunteer groups.
Immediate Rescue Kit: Boats/Rafts, Life Jackets, Tents, Ropes, Tarpaulins, Mats, Blankets, Plastic Sheets.
Medicines: First Aid (Bandages, Band Aid, Betadine, scissors, hydrogen peroxide, soframicine powder/tube), Insulin with Syringes, Anti-Allergic (Cetrizine, Allegra), Cough Syrup (Benedryl, Zedex), Diabetic Medicines, Antacids (Diegene, Diegene Syrup, Gelusil), Water Purification/Chlorine Tablets, Vomiting (Domistal, Ranitidine), Antibiotic for Cold & Cough (Ciplox, Cifran, Augmentin), Fever (Crocin, Combiflam, Calpol), Malaria (Chloroquine tabs and injection), Allergy/Asthma (Asthalin, Deriphyllin), Pain Killers (Dispirin, Brufen, Combiflam), Children’s Pain Killer (Ibugesic), Skin Irritation (Lactacalamine, itch guard), Disinfectants (Dettol, Savlon, hand sanitizers).
Food: Dry Ration, Canned Food, Milk Powder, Biscuits, Glucose, Infant Food, Drinking Water.
Other Items: Sanitary Napkins/Pads, Diapers, Chappals, Track Suits, Torch Lights – Batteries, Mobile Chargers.