RNA – In the face of the recent floods that hit many provinces in Iran, the majority of the humanitarian organizations in the world remained completely silent and were unconcerned with the victims.
Moreover, the United States blocked the humanitarian aid donated to the flood victims and it’s certain that many American-dominated countries were forced to abide to the demands of the Trump administration not to provide aid.
However, the reaction from the common people of Kashmir was the complete opposite. Although, the leaders who were in front row receiving aid from Iran in following the September 2014 floods in Kashmir didn’t join the common people.
Many NGOs, religious and humanitarian organizations based in Kashmir provided assistance and started campaigns to send donations to the flood victims in Iran.
Simultaneously, all the organizations in Kashmir who made efforts to assist the flood victims were pleased to see a sudden and positive response from the people. People were continuously asking for the ways that can send donations to the victims as soon as possible. People went on social media platforms to find ways to send donations to the victims quickly.
The centuries-old humanitarian, religious, cultural, social, political and economic relationship was seen through different acts from the Kashmir Valley.
Very quickly, people donated what they thought could be of help to the victims. One of the most mentionable spiritual acts was seen when many daughters of the Islamic Revolution, who didn’t allow us to mention their names, donated their valuable golden clothes and jewelry, including golden rings, necklaces and shirts that they were gifted by their parents and husbands upon their marriages.
Traditionally, golden clothes and jewelry were given as gifts by parents and husband and are considered the most valuable gifts and Kashmiri women are obliged to secure them. Although, some may sell them if they face major hardships. This act has really revealed the deep relationship, love and affection for the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
This spiritual act didn’t only show us that women helped the flood victims but rather instilled this impression. Are we ready to give our most valuable belongings away? When the imam calls.
At least 70 people have been killed since March 19 in floods and extreme weather conditions in various Iranian provinces, from north to south, following the heaviest downpours in the country in at least a decade.
Rasa News Agency