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When relatives dread, PFI activists give decent burial for Covid victims

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The pandemic has brought both haves and have-nots on the same page. PFI activists in K R Nagar have been performing last rites of Covid victims spreading the message of humanity, loud and clear

Vinay Doddakoppal

Mysuru: Fear over Covid-19 pandemic has even stopped the next of kith and kin of the deceased from performing the last rites of the latter.

It’s only rare that the relatives with wherewithal at their disposal, especially the land of their own are willing to take the risk. What about others, who have everything except for money?

A group of PFI activists involved in performing last rites of Covid victims in K R Nagar, Mysuru

The activists of Popular Front of India (PFI) in K R Nagar taluk have been setting a precedent, by giving a decent burial for such souls. Irrespective of religion and caste, they have been shouldering the task of the funeral, with all the safety measures, round the clock.

Till now they have conducted the last rites of over 15 who died of pandemic at K R Nagar taluk hospital and Mysuru. This noble act of the activists has come under praise from all quarters, as it’s an example of humanity that counts above all.

As and when they receive the information, the activists collect personal protection equipment (PPE) kits and other materials from the hospital.

“Forget family members even the close relatives hesitate at times to say a word of few to console the bereaved family members. Hence we have been doing whatever we can on humanitarian grounds, without expecting anything,” says Syed Irfan a PFI activist.

Wasim Pasha, PFI, K R Nagar taluk president says “We understand the plight of the family members of Covid-19 victims. It’s our way of sharing their agony by partaking in their hours of grief.”

PFI activists are involved in a similar service at Chamarajanagar.

– Team Mysoorunews





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