Momin Ali is a PhD student at the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University. He hails from the town of Chanchal in the Malda district of West Bengal. On the night of 18 November his home burnt down due to a deadly fire caused due to a short circuit. While no bodily injuries were caused, the home, all furniture, jewellery and cash worth almost 4 lakhs (which they got by selling their land recently) was burnt down to ashes.
Coming from a marginalised family and as a son of a farmer, Momin has been doing well in life to get into a doctoral programme at one of the best central universities in the country. However, this incident has devastated the family and we seek your kind support in rebuilding their life.
The news coverage of the incident in the local Bengali media is posted below: