Thiruvananthapuram: In the spirit of communal harmony, a mosque in Kerala’s Malappuram district has provided shelter and food to several Hindu families displaced by the Kerala floods. 

The Juma Masjid, located at Akampadam in Chaliyar village in northern Malappuram has turned into a relief camp, providing shelter and support to victims of the incessant rains that devastated Kerala. Muslim men have also assisted in cleaning Hindu shrines affected by the rains.

17 Hindu families have taken refuge in the mosque and were given a place to sleep, food from the canteen and other essentials.

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Chaliyar village panchayat chief P T Usman said, “There were 26 families who had sought refuge in the mosque, a majority of them Hindus. Though we opened the relief camp at the mosque on August 8, the activities started in full swing only after August 14, following a series of landslides that rocked the district”.

The Kerala floods have devastated the whole nation – as many as 3.91 lakh families have taken shelter in relief camps across the state.