November 26, 2020
“Although food was being distributed through mosques in various localities, it’s an all-religion initiative”
NEW DELHI – Cooked food was being delivered to agitating farmers on Thursday through various mosques of Delhi. The information was given by social activist Nadeem Khan through a tweet.
“Arrangement of food has been made in several mosques of Delhi. Farmers, kindly call on the following numbers: 9990431468,” reads the tweet in Hindi.
Some two lakh farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Kerala and Punjab are reaching Delhi as part of their two-day Delhi chalo protest march on Thursday and Friday.
Clarion India called on the given number. The person who picked up the phone promptly asked for the address where food needed to be delivered. Asked if the food was being prepared at a centralised place, he said kitchens had been set up at several places. “You give the address, food will be sent from the nearest point of distribution.”
He said agitating farmers were stuck at various places in and around the capital. “We are trying to reach them with food as far as possible,” the person on the phone told Clarion India.
The organisers plan to continue this free delivery of food as long as the situation demands, he said.
He also said that although food was being distributed through mosques in various localities, the contribution for this was coming from all sides. “It’s an all-religion initiative,” he added.