A Sikh Girl Offers Her Kidney to a Muslim Friend Going Against Her Family

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Friendship is one of the most beautiful relationships we have. As same as marriages, friendships are also made in heaven and these girls are the proof. A 23 years old Sikh girl named Manjot Singh Kohli wants to donate one of her kidneys to save the life of her Muslim friend.

Manjot in black and Samreen in white

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However, her family is against her decision. The objections by her family objections led to delay the hospital to process the procedure. This prompted her to reach the court now. The authorisation committee for the transplant stated, “since the father of the donor has made a representation cautioning against removing the kidney of his daughter for the transplant.”

Manjot while talking to a leading newspaper told,

“We can’t blame them (family). They are emotionally attached to their kid. I cannot say they are wrong. From their point of view what they are doing is right. But I think rising above the emotions, we should do what God has sent us for. All the relations will stay here and saving a life is most important. Plus I am an adult and can take decisions of my own.”

How they became friends?

Manjot belongs to Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir, where she met Samreen four years ago and they have been friends ever since. Manjot said,

“I am a social activist and she used to participate in my activities so we became good friends. Five months back, I read a Facebook status of our common friend about Samreen. I was confused about whether she is the same Samreen. Next day I took the flight to meet her.”

Manjot is also the youngest women entrepreneur of the state and chairperson of an NGO named ‘International Anti-Corruption and Human Rights Council’. Samreen is currently admitted to the hospital where her treatment is going on. Samreen’s father Mukhtar Ahmad Malik showed his concern saying,

“I am a simple tailor and have spent Rs 7-8 lakh for treatment. But her condition is deteriorating by the day. Even after Manjot offered the kidney and completed all the formalities, her father is not accepting. I have told her that family is her priority and she should back out.”

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