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The birth of an unlikely hero

Humanity by people like Mansuri are the biggest antidotes to the toxic atmosphere that has corroded our social fabric.

Geetanjali Krishna 

Geetanjali Krishna

A riot isn’t normally the time when one’s faith in humanity is reaffir­med. At least that’s what I be­li­ev­ed until I went as part of a fact-finding team to north-east Delhi last Saturday.

It was a wet and thundery day, made even more sombre by the harrowing testimo­nies we heard from survivors, especially those from Shiv Vihar, one of the worst affected localities during the violence. However, the day was brightened by our Uber driver, 41-year-old Gulfam Man­su­ri. First, after he realised why we were going to north-east Delhi, he put the ...

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First Published: Fri, March 06 2020. 21:14 IST
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