India

Mob killed them but they still live on

On Nov 1, 1984, a very shameful episode in Delhi’s life was enacted by some people when close to 3000 Sikhs were massacred. The damage to their property was even more. It was shameful and sad and despite the best efforts of others within the neighborhood, the goons still went about their task with ruthless efficiency.

In that midst, here is a story of a family that got frozen in time. They still live in their house and play together…. roughly 25 years after their life was exterminated by a mob. No body lives in their house but the signs of family life are still very real. They are still waiting for their onward journey to the other world.

Ravi Shankar, journalist and known political cartoonist, says, “The neighbours hear the phone ringing, the TV playing, the taps running and noises of children at play, though the place has been bare and deserted ever since.”

Can you share any of such experiences?

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Desh Kapoor

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