Mumbai  : Ahead of the Bakri-Eid festivities, Muslim organisations on Wednesday expressed solidarity with the drought-affected farmers in Marathawada region of Maharashtra and pledged help for them.

Social Education and Welfare Association (SEWA), which is helping the farmers, on Wednesday held a workshop in Mumbai’s Islam Gymkhana, which was chaired by Hazrat Maulana Moin Miyan Saheb, chief of Jamia Qadariya  Ashrafiya, reports PTI.Expressing concern over the plight of farmers, SEWA president Yusuf Abrahani said, “Due to the drought, hundreds of farmers in Maharashtra have committed suicide and their number is on rise. It is our duty to support them.”

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