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When Blind Hate Took An Eye For An Eye

A year on, a few of the Delhi riots victims try to cope with iron resolve and an expectation of ‘justice’ while others straggle on painfully with reduced reserves of goodwill and hope in their souls

When Blind Hate Took An Eye For An Eye
Photographs by Suresh K. Pandey
When Blind Hate Took An Eye For An Eye
outlookindia.com
2021-02-26T16:00:11+05:30

What the communal riots in Delhi have left behind are not just a list of casualties, a litany of woes or charred ruins. What lies trampled underfoot is common decency of people and the taken-for-granted trust that holds communities and lives together. These riot victims had their lives fractured, some beyond repair. A year on, a few of them try to cope with iron resolve and an expectation of ‘justice’. Others straggle on painfully, with reduced reserves of goodwill and hope in their souls.

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