Humanity knows no religion, no boundaries, no colour. It’s in times like these that we finally think like humans.
Relatives of Ravishankar of Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr refused to come forward to lift his bier. Not letting religious ties hold them back, his Muslim neighbours performed the last rites.
While natural hazards are inevitable, the destruction they wreak is not. Different religions, caste, countries, gender, colour, economic backgrounds – none of these play a bigger role. What’s at risk, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, is not our individual lives, it’s the future of our community.
In Bulandshahr, a man named Ravishankar died. Because of the #COVID fear, none of his relatives came to lift the bier. His Muslim neighbours came,lifted the bier & also chanted "Ram Naam Satya hai" in the funeral procession. pic.twitter.com/g4TLPsxdpH
— Zainab Sikander (@zainabsikander) March 29, 2020