NEPAL DISASTER RELIEF
For the first time, nine charities from both the UK and USA, joined under one banner in their response to the devastating Nepal Earthquake which claimed the lives of over 6,000 and left tens of thousands homeless.
Sikh Relief alongside; Midland Langar Seva Society, Khalsa Foundation, Kaurs Corner, Sikh24.com, Lions MMA, Khalsa Bikers, Khalis Foundation and the British Sikh Council, collectively co-ordinated the relief aid project in Nepal.
Sikh Relief at Saharanpur
The Sikh Relief team traveled through the night on a 9 hour journey to reach Saharanpur, a district which saw communal violence break out against the minority Sikh community on Saturday.
During the intense stoning and firing that took place, Saharanpur resident Tajinder Singh (in the photo wearing the yellow t-shirt and beige shorts) , who is in his thirties, received a bullet to the stomach when he was shot by the rioters. He has been in the Intensive Care Unit at Dehradun Maximum Hospital since Saturday and our team have reported that doctors have now removed the bullet and with Waheguru's blessings, Tajinder Singh's life is now out of danger.
Sikh Relief Provide aid in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir
Tens of thousands of people have been left stranded in Indian-administered Kashmir after the area saw the worst floods in half a century. With road and communication links cut off, there is death and destruction all round. As the death toll nears the 500 mark, a single tragic incident claimed the lives of over 60 Sikhs who were travelling in a wedding procession, after their bus fell into the swollen Jhameerh Nullah near Nowshera in Kashmir. The groom, 24 year old Sukhvinder Singh, was among the dead as well as many children, one was only 10 months old.