Aligarh: Steps Foundation will provide free education to children of Rakbar Khan, who was lynched by gau-rakshaks or cow-vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar last month. They will study in an Aligarh madrasa run by former Vice President Hamid Ansari’s wife Salma Ansari. Rakbar Khan was lynched by a mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar district late July 20th and declared dead by a hospital next morning.
Steps Foundation will pay the tuition and hostel fee of the four children (the other three are still young). Condemning the incident, the Foundation announced that it will adopt all of Rakbar’s seven children for their education and “future endeavours”.
Secretary Steps Foundation Amer Minto said the foundation’s mission is to educate the children of the victims so that they can serve the community in future.
Former vice president Hamed Ansari’s wife Salma Ansari said Muslims must come forward in the field of education. She informed that she has founded Chacha Nehru School to provide education to poor and destitute children in Aligarh. She appealed to others to help accomplish the mission.