28, May 2015
Since Sunday, driver Wasim Qureshi (35) has not dared to take out the charitable ambulance he drives in Thane district’s Muslim-dominated Mumbra area. Qureshi and social worker Munna Sahim have reportedly received over 40 calls since Sunday asking why they named an ambulance after a “terrorist”.
The first call reportedly came on Sunday. The callers allegedly warned of dire consequences if the name was not removed. On the road since December 25, 2011, theirs is one of the few ambulances available in Mumbra but has suddenly attracted attention for its red-and-white painted label that says: “In memory of Shahid Ishrat Jahan”.