Mosque offers prayer hall to be used as mortuary in flood-hit Kerala


Daijiworld Media Network - Malappuram (SHP)

Malappuram, Aug 16: A mosque in North Kerala has provided its prayer hall for conducting postmortem on landslide victims. The Mujahid Mosque is located at Pothukallu near Nilambur in Malappuram district. 

A major landslide occurred in Kavalapara in Kerala on August 8. More than 60 people were reportedly feared to have been buried alive in this tragedy. 

The numerous decomposed bodies surfacing resulted in urgent need for having a facility to perform post-mortem. The government hospital was over 45 km away, due to which the officials were looking for an area to set up a temporary postmortem facility. 

The mosque authorities who heard of this situation offered their prayer hall to conduct postmortem of people, irrespective of religion or caste. Over the next couple of days, the prayer hall served as a temporary postmortem facility. 

This act of humanity by the mosque received appreciation and was termed as one of the gestures which would strengthen communal harmony. Many of the bodies are yet to be found.

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    No religion in death. Kerala is once again proved humanity above all.

    Kerala Model is the need of the hour.

    I appreciate the Mujahid Mosque management and rest of Keralites for their wonderful gesture which will be remembered in history book forever.

    Keep the politics away save Kerala becoming another West Bengal.

    Jai Hind

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  • Indian, India

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Best people in india are from kerala.. they always support each other

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Humanity is above all Religions ...

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Sign of social living by helping each other irrespective of caste and religion which is really a noble sign.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    God is there to help his own creations (peoples) in all times. Not allowing his home to problem effected peoples is more like going against his wish.

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  • Shivaramayya D., Chikmagalur

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    This is called humanity.

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