IAC assist Sophia families affected by elections violence

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Mrs. Khublall receiving a donation from IAC Executive Member, Ms. Safiya Gafoor
Mrs. Khublall receiving a donation from IAC Executive Member, Ms. Safiya Gafoor

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Following the establishment of a hotline number to receive complaints and concerns from persons affected by 2015 post-elections violence, the Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) on Wednesday handed over tangible contributions to two Sophia families that suffered tremendously.

At a simple handing over ceremony at the IAC Office on Quamina Street, Georgetown, representatives from the families, Mrs. Farida Prasad and Mrs. Pooladai Khublall, received financial contributions and expressed their thanks to the organisation.

According to a press release from the IAC, during the ceremony, they expressed the pains and suffering they endured during that period as well as significant losses which have severely affected their everyday lives.

Mrs. Prasad receiving a donation from IAC Executive Member, Ms. Yvette Ramharack (Secretary)
Mrs. Prasad receiving a donation from IAC Executive Member, Ms. Yvette Ramharack (Secretary)

“Both Mrs. Prasad and Mrs. Khublall have informed the IAC that they are unsure of living in their current homes in the future and are contemplating relocating for the sake of peace, security and avoidance of such incidents which now seems routine with elections. They pointed out that the relocation would be costly, hence making it even more challenging on them,” the IAC noted.

According to the organization, many incidents of intimidation and humiliation have been received since the hotline was established. The IAC is in the process of compiling a comprehensive report for submission to both local and international authorities.

6 COMMENTS

  1. As in the U.S. And other civilized society there should be laws to protect people from discrimination based on race, many crimes were committed by blacks during and after the elections, the president needs to address these incidents specifically

  2. Congrats IAC, on your humanitarian efforts. However, these expenses should be covered by the Gov’t. Also, these hooligans should be charged n bring to justice

  3. Criminalization of politics has no meaning in civilized society. Let the citizens live peacefully and the law enforcing agencies should be strong enough to safeguard every citizen irrespective of the ethnicity.

  4. look out now that the mob dont come for your donations too…everyone knows who the mob belonged to..even for once the kn got it right in calling them mob..

  5. Very well done IAC!!!
    However, these persons should have received compensation from the government.
    They suffered because of incidents that occurred during elections by bullies whose actions are always justified in some way or the other.

  6. IAC humanitarian good works is very commendable. Please note that the PNC only attacked PPP supporters, and only PPP supporters properties was burnt and damaged.

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