All for friendship: Sikh girl offers to donate kidney to Muslim friend

The Hush Post | 8:37 pm | 2-minute read

A Sikh girl from Jammu has gone all out to save her Muslim friend who is suffering from a kidney failure. 23-year-old Manjot Singh Kohli has offered to donate her kidney to her dearest friend Samreen Akhtar (22).

Manjot is doing so despite objections from her family and the doctors. She has decided to move court alleging that the doctors were “delaying” the procedure by creating “unnecessary hurdles”, reported India Today.

Based in Jammu’s Udhampur, Manjot told news agency PTI, “We have been friends for the past four years and I am emotionally attached to her. Also, it is my strong belief in humanity that is motivating me to donate my kidney.”

Samreen hails from Rajouri and is a social activist. She has expressed her gratitude towards Manjot. “She (Kohli) is an incredible person. I simply want to thank her for her selfless act of love and kindness,” India Today quoted her as saying.

Manjot has claimed that the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) is creating hurdles in the procedure even though the authorization committee for organ donation has cleared both their names for the transplant.

She even alleged that the hospital is apprehensive because the case involved two persons from different religions. Also, she added that her family had sent a notice to SKIMS denying family consent.

Replying to the allegations, Dr. Omar Shah, Director SKIMS said that a committee is looking into the issue and a decision would be taken soon.

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