Help A Delhi Pogrom Victim To Buy A Rickshaw And Get Back On His Feet! | Milaap
Help A Delhi Pogrom Victim To Buy A Rickshaw And Get Back On His Feet!
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    Khawla Zainab
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    Shakeel

    from New Delhi, Delhi

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Shakeel and Reshma along with their 6 children have been reeling from the effects of Delhi pogrom, lockdown and the second wave of COVID-19. Having lost his rickshaw during the pogrom, Shakeel and his family were left without their means of livelihood to survive the complete and brutal lockdown of 2020. As victims of communal violence, they did not receive their due compensation from the government either. He took to small jobs like making masks to sustain his family during the lockdown. However, this has not been a stable source of income for the family of 8. Shakeel has only been able to afford to send his two sons to a local government school and even they have been struggling to keep up with online school given the costs of data packs.

The recent lockdown in Delhi added to their difficulties as it became extremely difficult for him to find a new job. Shakeel's wife Reshma has a history of tuberculosis, multiple pregnancies and lower body aches for which she requires medical treatment. Their growing children, especially their youngest girl child, have special nutritional requirements which they have been unable to fulfill. Their 16 year old daughter also requires dental treatment to fix her missing teeth, a longstanding problem they were forced to delay the treatment for because of their financial troubles. Throughout the lockdown, they have been threatened by their landlord to vacate their house in Bhagirathi Vihar because of their inability to pay the rent on time. The failure of formal mechanisms in providing justice and compensation to the Delhi pogrom victims has meant that many victims have had to rely on civil society groups, NGOs and other networks to rebuild their lives. Shakeel now requires funds to buy a battery rickshaw so that he can resume work and provide for his family, please contribute and share widely!

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