This Hindu-Muslim Duo Went Beyond Religious Barriers to Save Lives

Two families have set an example of how humanity isn’t bound by religious antagonism.

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Amidst the background of religious violence in certain parts of India that has been triggered by the BJP government’s ‘beef policy’, two families have set an example on how Hindus and Muslims can live in peace, side by side, The Indian Express reported..

In a private hospital in Rajasthan, two kidney transplants took but as sheer chance would have it, a Hindu man donated his kidney for a Muslim woman, whose husband in turn donated his kidney to the former’s wife.

Anita Mehra was suffering from glomerular disease since the past few years which led to a kidney failure, while Tasleem Jahan’s kidney had failed due to excessive intake of painkillers. Anita’s blood group which is B+ quite accidentally matched Anwar Ahmed’s, whose wife Tasleem has A+ blood which in matched with Anita’s husband, Vinod’s blood group.

After a counseling session, the two husbands readily agreed to help each other’s wives.

The surgery which was conducted on 2 September was a success. The husbands have already been discharged,the wives are expected to be discharged on 12 September.

“I will celebrate this Eid-ul-Adha with more fervour, all thanks to Vinod. He has given his kidney to my wife. My wife is doing well now and recovering. I have a respect to Vinod bhai as he has given his kidney to my wife,” Ahmed told TOI. While Mehra reportedly said, “If it is Eid-Ul-Azha for Ahmed, it is no less than Diwali for me”.

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