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Muzaffarnagar: NGOs come out for help as administration fails

Dec 17, 2013 10:01 AM IST India India

New Delhi: After the administration failed miserably to provide any relief to the people displaced following the Muzaffarnagar riots, some NGOs have come forward to support them.

A relief camp in Shamli has seen 30 deaths in the last two months and over 960 children are still battling the cold. Though the administration made some move after the Supreme Court took cognizance but now they have stopped providing milk and remain in denial.

"We have been giving them a lot of things including food serials and milk," said Shamli's District Magistrate PK Singh.

But amidst the squalor of this camp there is some hope. NGO named Zakat foundation has provided the victims with food, clothes, tents and are now contemplating building housing units. Imtiaz Siddiqui, a retired professor from Delhi University has been coordinating the relief work in this camp.

"We provided them food, shelter and then plastic tents. They needed water we also installed many hand pumps here," said Siddiqui.

For the residents of Malakpura camp, this team is god sent. People like Imtiaz is not only providing victims with blankets, tents and essential commodities. They are also planning to build housing units. Despite grand plans, they have funds for only 100 units now.

"We intend to make 1000 units so that they don't have to stay in the open," Imtiaz said.