Chess champ Anuradha Beniwal crowd-funding in UK for Jat stir victims

  • Rajesh Moudgil, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh:
  • Updated: Mar 02, 2016 23:00 IST
Video of former national chess champion from Haryana, Anuradha Beniwal, who is now settled in London, recently went viral on social media. (HT PHOTO)

Former national chess champion from Haryana, Anuradha Beniwal, who is now settled in London, has launched crowd-funding for victims of the large-scale violence in Haryana during the recent Jat agitation.

The donations for the noble move of Beniwal have already totalled 1,170 pounds, against a target of 5,000 pounds (about Rs 5 lakh), according to her twitter handle ‘thethinkinbird’.

Her twitter account takes one to the crowd-sourcing webpage which reads: “Riots leave charred footprints. We sadly have them on the face of Haryana in the name of caste. A state famous for its Olympic medals turned into a war zone, and is now an abandoned mass of burnt down shops, schools, houses, and hearts. With this fund we aim to help ordinary people who have lost their livelihoods in rebuilding their lives and renovating their burnt homes. More importantly, help to restore an ordinary’s man dimming faith in the inherent human goodness and global harmony.”

She recently touched hearts by her counter moves (read tweets) to many hate mails on the twitter, while making appeals for peace and harmony back home.

“Aaj to ye sare bhai block ho ke manege, re mera to katiyi ji nahi, kunsa bhi je jaat paat ki duhai devega, ohe block hovega, ehle bus,” she wrote in chaste Haryanvi, meaning that she regretted that many tweeters mentioning castes will have to be blocked by her. Another tweet by her reads: “Meri qoum, mahri qoum te ghane (zyada) khatarnaak shabd koy bhi nahi hain aaj ke tem mein (Words like my caste or our caste are the most dangerous words in today’s world).”

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