A Tea Seller Hit By Riots And Lockdown Gets Support From Us

Rahul and his family members are among many of those who have seen their lives being thrown asunder by the incidents of early 2020. The riots in Delhi coupled with the pandemic-induced lockdown had snuffed out many lives and left those whom they had spared with precious little for sustenance.  

The riots over the Citizenship Amendment Act, with northeast Delhi as their epicentre, targeted innocent people, who had just been doing their daily chores and going out to earn a living for their families. These people were punished just for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. The brutality unleashed caused many to lose faith in humanity and question the diabolical designs of politicians, who have tended to keep various sections of the society divided, which has given the politicians a chance to rule.

Rahul’s father used to run a tea cart in northeast Delhi and earn a living by serving commuters. He was making tea when he came under attack. Rahul’s father ran for dear life, as the rioters ran amok. The tea cart, which was the only source of income for Rahul’s family, was burnt down.  

The family received no support from the government, which had promised to take care of every affected individual. It was Sewa Nyaya Utthan Foundation that rushed to the rescue of Rahul and his family during its riot rehabilitation drive.  

The Delhi riots were, however, not the last of the disasters for Rahul and his family. The nationwide lockdown imposed to arrest the spread of the coronavirus ensured that Rahul’s family remained jobless and penniless for some time. The family was driven to a hand-to-mouth existence. Rahul approached us for help again and we readily agreed to provide it to him. Once again, we helped Rahul and his family tide over difficulties.

Sewa Nyaya Utthan Foundation has always tried to make individuals self-reliant and create human chains of support that can protect families that are teetering on the brink of collapse. Those who have benefited from our sewa never cease to thank us and have fallen back on us without hesitation every time that the going has got too tough. Do support our work so that we can, in turn, support those who are in the real need for it.  

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