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Hashimpura: 42 Killed In Cold Blood & No One Is Held Guilty

The Logical Indian

April 1st, 2015

It’s so easy to ‘move on’ isn’t it when you haven’t suffered, haven’t seen the death of your near and dear ones, haven’t witnessed the uprooting from your homes. Yesterday, I met some of the families of the victims of the 1987 Hashimpura massacre. In the history of mass crimes driven by communal hatred in this country, Hashimpura is a little dot: 42 Muslims were shot dead. Don’t forget 3000 Sikhs were killed in Delhi 1984, nearly a 1000 people died in the post Ayodhya riots in 1992-93, and over a 1000 died in Gujarat 2002. Yes, there have been other terrible crimes along the way too: Kokrajhar, Bhagalpur, Nellie, Wandhama, Muzaffarnagar, and many more. Each time, innocent lives have been lost in the politics of hate and violence. And each time, there is little justice.

Rajdeep Sardesai

Video Courtesy: The Indian Express

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