Disaster Unites People Across Religions

December 31, 2004

Source: Express India/Press Trust of India


On December 31, 2004, the Press Trust of India reported, "Serving humanity is supreme at the time of calamity. This was witnessed at the graveyard of the famous dargah at Nagore where bodies of people following different religion were buried. It is reported that more than 250 bodies have been buried in Porayar, out of which 150 are Muslims. The remaining bodies were of Hindus and Christians. Over 500 people have lost their lives in Nagore alone and more than 2,000 people were rendered homeless. They were lodged at Nagore dargah and most of them are Hindus. They are being fed and taken care of by the dargah administration and by the volunteers of Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK), dargah sources said. Mohammed Arif, a TMMK volunteer at Nagore said, 'religious feelings such as Hindus or Muslims does not arise at all. Serving the humanity is supreme.'"