Delhi mosques have organized food for protesting farmers arriving from Haryana and Punjab in the capital against the three farm laws introduced by the BJP government.
Hence mosques in Delhi came forward to serve food to the farmers believing that humanity is above everything.
Twitter user Mohammad Ajmal Khan had shared a picture and, “Several Mosques in Delhi have organized food for the farmers arriving from Punjab and other states. Farmers stood by our side during CAA-NRC now it’s our turn for the sake of humanity. This very compassion & unity is bothering the intolerant rulers.”
Social activist Nadeem Khan also wrote about how the arrangement of food is being made in several mosques of Delhi and shared a number in case farmers need to contact them. Kitchens have been set in several mosques in Delhi to ensure the food supply remains unsuspended.
The local human rights group, ‘United Against Hate’ has also opened kitchens in Delhi to provide food to the protesting farmers. The organization has been formed by a Muslim man named, Umar Khalid.
According to the member of ‘United Against Hate’, nearly 25 mosques are providing food to the farmers.
These farmers have been mobilized by 500 organizations from states like Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Rajasthan had planned a sit-in protest at Delhi to force the government to repeal the laws.
“Our volunteers are ready with vehicles to pick up farmers from wherever they are stuck & take them to the nearest mosque for night stay,” – Nadeem Khan, United against Hate.
— Nusaybah (@hate_stopper) November 27, 2020
The farmers were welcomed by stiff resistance from the government when they reached Delhi. Delhi police opened water canon, tear gas shells, and baton-charged farmers to deter them from entering Delhi. Many of them got injured in the fierce riots before getting permission to enter the capital of India.
The volunteers plan to demand free food to the protestors as long as it is needed, reported Clarion India.
Many Indian Twitter users said Muslims arranging food for farmers, a majority of Sikhs, in return to the langar arranged by the Sikh community for Muslims when the latter took to Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh to protest against the divisive citizenship law, CAA.
Our muslim bhi serving food to Farmers near Delhi border pic.twitter.com/QHGgmDzVCm
— Dr Pardeep Singh Cheema (@DrPardeepSingh4) November 28, 2020
Volunteers associated with United Against Hate campaign, helped provide food to the protesting farmers in Delhi, many of whom were injured after facing tear gas shells, water cannons, and police lathis. #FarmersDelhiProtest #MuslimSaviours https://t.co/gl6WL6pXEC
— MuslimSaviours (@MuslimSaviours) November 28, 2020
Many mosques in Delhi have arranged food for farmers coming from Punjab, Haryana and other states. #FarmersProtest
— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) November 26, 2020
An activist from ‘United Against Hate’ Shariq Husein, while talking to the Indian media outlet, News18.com said, “There was heavy security deployment. And farmers were left to fend for themselves in the cold on the street. Many had nothing but a light shawl to keep them warm.”
The activist reported that he and other members were not allowed to cross the border.
“There was heavy security deployment. And farmers were left to fend for themselves in the cold on the street. Many had nothing but a light shawl to keep them warm,” Shariq said.
He said the funds for the preparation of the food had been arranged at a personal level by the members of the campaign. He said the team made sure they could make enough rice and lentils soups along with vegetables to feed a small group of farmers.
By the time other groups arrive, the team had managed to prepare food for hundreds.