Immediately after the Gujarat earth quack The Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat (reformist) Udaipur sent 6-truck load material and distributed among the sufferers. There after groups went there to help the sufferers. I am reproducing here the report of the first group in brief for information of out side Udaipur:
Since Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat â€“ Udaipur (Regd. No. 342)
To provide help and relief to suffering people, particularly Dawoodi Bohras of devastating and destructive Gujarat earthquake in January 2001, the Reformist Group constituted a committee.
This committee conducted an exhaustive survey during their visit to interior rural areas and villages of Amreli, Bhavnagar and Ahmedabad to assess the needs and requirement of stricken and afflicted Dawoodi Bohras for their rehabilitation, repair of their houses, for food, house-hold earthen wares, clothing, medicines etc.
We were shocked to see the most pathetic condition of Dawoodi Bohra brothers, sisters and children in Savar Kundla, Hanol, Jesser, Gundhari, Mahua, Dampura, Cheetal, Babra Kotrapeta and Dhan-dhuka. Thousands of Bohras here are living much below the poverty line, downtrodden Adivasis. Even in this 21st Century in many houses wood-fire is used for cooking and there is no clean drinking water or electricity. Most of the Bohra men are working as bonded labours in fields and dam construction sites. Most of the Bohra women are either working as labourers at government relief centers breaking stones or as maid servants in Hindu houses washing utensils, cloths and floor-cleaning. Many Bohra men were found pulling handcarts, running lories and tiny shops. Bohra women were found selling samosas, vegetables etc. Due to acute poverty and humiliating conditions majority of Dawoodi Bohra children remain uneducated. There no schools and playing ground either.
In these areas due to poverty Bohras eat Bajra roti and Chhas (butter milk) in their food. At some places even they cannot afford chhas and Bajra roti with water is eaten. In these villages no help is reached either from government agencies or from Bohra establishment at Bombay, Surat or elsewhere run by Sayedna Saheb and lives of Bohras are pathetic.
Bohras here told us that even in these difficult time Amils and mullahs came from Sayedna Saheb just to collect wajebat, Salam and donations for mosques and Saifee hospital during Ramadan. Minimum amount they collected from each family here was Rs. 52/-.
Our first group visited these places on 13th, 14th and 15th August 2001 and went different houses with help of local social workers. Though we had collected a large amount from people of Rajasthan (Hindus and Muslims) and distributed them among the most needy but feel a lot yet to be done in a big way.
We are attaching herewith a list of families whom we had provided help.
We once again resolve to continue our mission for removal of poverty, medical help, education and improving the living standard of our Dawoodi Bohra brothers, sisters and children.
Nasir Javed, Joint Secretary, Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat - Udaipur