Jaipur: The Alwar lynching incident left Rakbar’s family in distress. So, a madrasa in Aligarh which is run by former vice-president Hamid Ansari’s wife, Salma Ansari has stepped up and now four of Rakbar’s children will get free of cost education at the school.
The tuition and hostel fee of four of Rakbar’s children, who are now in Aligarh, is being taken care of by the school and by Steps Foundation. The Steps Foundation had stated that it would take care of Rakbar’s children education and all their future endeavours. It had condemned the horrific incident and had made an announcement of adopting all his seven children.
Three of Rakbar’s children are still young to sent away from home, hence his family agreed to send the four older kids to the madrasa for receiving the education. Out the seven children, Rakbar’s 14-year-old daughter was the eldest and the youngest is a 2.5 years old girl. Secretary of the Foundation, Mohammad Amir alias Minto had visited Rakbar’s family in Kolgaon and had expressed his desire to educate all the seven children. Minto said, “The kids were enrolled in different classes in a government school (in Haryana) but they couldn’t even read or write properly. Their learning was below par.”
The four children have been enrolled in Madarsa-E-Chacha Nehru, affiliated with the Uttar Pradesh Board of Madarsa Education. School’s principal Rashid Ali said that both the two girls and boys have been enrolled in classes equivalent to nursery and kindergarten. Steps Foundation has also agreed to bear the hostel fee of the four students. Amir said that the boarding costs of each student come up to roughly Rs 2,000 a month.
Rakbar was transporting cows on foot in the night between July 20 and 21 with Aslam Khan when they were allegedly stopped by villagers in Alwar’s Lalwandi. While Rakbar was thrashed to death, his friend Aslam managed to escape.