New Delhi: Four Muslim youths have performed the last rites of more than 800 bodies as per Hindu tradition at a crematorium in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district, News18 reported.
Abdul Jabbar, Sheikh Ahmad, Sheikh Alim and Arif Khan say that they are rendering this service by having complete faith in Allah and that they will continue doing this in the future.
Relatives of many people who are dying of Covid-19 have been abandoning the bodies at the crematorium out of fear of catching the deadly disease, they say.
Muslims in India have been at the forefront in the battle against Covid-19. With the number of daily coronavirus cases in the country hitting record highs, Muslims in several parts of the country have turned mosques and madrassas (Islamic schools) into Covid-19 care facilities to aid patients.
Maharashtra is India’s worst affected state. According to the latest available reports, nearly 45,600 people have got infected in the district while over 1,150 have died. The state on Thursday reported 66,159 new Covid-19 cases in a 24-hour period and 771 deaths; the number of active cases hit 6,70,301.