Sikh Volunteers Provide Langar to Rohingya Muslims

By 15th September 2017 0 Comments

Volunteers from Khalsa Aid, a Sikh organisation, are offering food, water, and shelter to lakhs of Rohingya Muslims, who have fled Myanmar fearing persecution, across the Bangladesh border, an Indian Express report has said.
An estimated 370,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August 25 after a crackdown by the Myanmar’s army against the community in response to militant attacks.

The Express said the UK-based NGO reached Teknaf, a border town in Bangladesh where the Rohingya Muslims are living in camps in a condition, which Khalsa Aid’s managing director Amarpreet Singh said was “miserable to say the least”.
“We had come prepared for providing relief to some 50,000 people, but there are more than three lakh refugees here. They are living without water, food, clothes and shelter. They are sitting wherever they can find a corner. It is raining, but people do not have anywhere to go,” Singh said.
“We will be providing them langar (community kitchen) food and shelter. We are arranging tarpaulins but since the number of refugees has overwhelmingly exceeded our preparations, it can some time to make arrangements,” he added.