People of Kerala have collected Rs 34 crore through crowdfunding for the release of a person jailed in Saudi Arabia. This money has been raised to save Abdul Rahim, a native of Kozhikode, who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia.

Abdul Rahim went to Riyadh in 2006 on a house driver visa. She took care of a disabled Saudi boy while driving there, but the boy died in an accident. In the same case, Abdul, who was in jail, was sentenced to death in 2018. However, with persistent efforts, the boy's family will forgive Abdul if he pays Rs 34 crore as blood money to avoid punishment.

Abdul expressed thanks to the people

This amount raised by the Legal Action Committee will be sent to the Indian Embassy in Riyadh through the Ministry of External Affairs, so that Rahim's release can be facilitated. Abdul Rahim thanked the people and the legal committee for their efforts, calling it the "real Kerala story".

Blood money collected through the app

The Legal Action Committee of Kerala had launched the SAVEABDULRAHIM app to raise money for the man's release and through this, more than Rs 30 crore has been collected. NRIs, many influential people, businessmen, and many social workers campaigned for the return home of Abdul, who was in jail for 18 years. The action committee has now stopped this donation. He said that the required amount of money has been completed and no further donations will be accepted.

Kerala is a fort of brotherhood: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Reacting to this news, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that this incident shows that Kerala is a fort of brotherhood, which cannot be broken by any communalism. Rs 34 crore has been collected by Malayalees across the world for the release of Kozhikode native Abdul Rahim, who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. Saving a person's life and wiping the tears of a family is a great example of human love.