With Chennai residents trying to make sure that the golden city returns to normalcy soon, this Muslim group Jammat E Islami Hind are cleaning all through the city even in places they are least expected to do so.
“They’ve cleaned mosques but they’ve also been helping in the cleaning of temples. The group has already helped clean temples in Kottupuram and Saidapet areas of the metropolis over the the last two days” The Hindu reported.
Around 50 members of Jammat E Islami Hind, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), have been quietly cleaning mosques as well as temples in the flood-hit areas of the city.
In the last two days, they meticulously cleaned two temples, in Kotturpuram and Saidapet. “We find Hindus are unable to worship at temples in some areas because they have been severely affected owing to floods. So, we cleaned the mosques and temples and the streets badly damaged in the two areas. In the coming week, we will do similar work in other areas of the city,” Peer Mohammed, postgraduate in engineering and a student wing secretary (social service) of Jammat E Islami Hind, said. “Throughout the process, people there helped us and were very happy that the cleaning was done,” he added.