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Sikh, Sikh, Sikh

What happened in Calcutta last week when a part of the city lost its head? Whether or not there is a judicial inquiry, we may never know the whole truth which was either knocked down by a bus, cut through with a kirpan or, shot down by police bullets. The fact is that at least 11 people died and about 300 people were injured as a result of troubles that lasted no more than a warm morning and were restricted to only one area, between Harrison Road and Sealdah Station. Not in living memory had Hindus and Sikhs clashed in Calcutta. After a couple of days of uncertainty, the private buses and Sikh-owned taxis are back on the road. It will be a long time before suspicions fully disappear.

 

What happened in Calcutta last week when a part of the city lost its head? Whether or not there is a judicial inquiry, we may never know the whole truth which was either knocked down by a bus, cut through with a kirpan or, shot down by police bullets. The fact is that at least 11 people died and about 300 people were injured as a result of troubles that lasted no more than a warm morning and were restricted to only one area, between Harrison Road and Sealdah Station. Not in living memory had Hindus and Sikhs clashed in Calcutta. After a couple of days of uncertainty, the private buses and Sikh-owned taxis are back on the road. It will be a long time before suspicions fully disappear.

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