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|Muslims Dontate Blood To Save The Lives Of Hindus|
|01/29/01 at 16:46:59|
|Hindus, Muslims turn blood-brothers|
PTI (Ahmedabad, January 28)
THE EARTHQUAKE has proved to be a mighty leveller, both literally and
metaphorically, with people donating and receiving blood, cutting across
the communal divide between Hindus, Muslims and Christians.
Over 100 Muslim youths camping at the Municipal Corporation run V S
Hospital in the city have not slept since January 26, when the state was
rocked by the earthquake.
The Muslim youths hailing from Behrampura, Jamalpur and Kagdiwad
localities of the walled city have saved the lives of nearly 100 Hindu
quake victims by donating their blood.
Aslam Rangira Bagchi, a Muslim youth from Jamalpur, said "of the 100
Muslim youths camping here since January 26, at least 35 have donated
blood a number of times so as to avoid shortage of blood at the V S
Hospital, which continues to witness an unending stream of quake victims,
who are mostly Hindus."
To a question on the first reaction of the Hindu victims on seeing them at
the hospital, he said "undoubtedly they seem to get reassured on seeing
us. (Unhe tasalli ho jati hai hume dekh kar) I have somehow managed to
have some winks, my friends even didn't have that luxury. Some of them
have not slept for 24 hours."
Leelatwai Daniel, assistant matron at the V S Hospital, said "quake has
bridged the gaps between hearts. Of the 153 quake victims admitted to
hospital, many had suffered serious injuries in heads and other parts and
required surgeries. If the Muslims had not volunteered to donate blood,
the situation would have been critical."
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