by Shashwati Talukdar & Diditi Mitra
This week we will not be updating the Punjab Journal. This week marks thirty two years since the pogrom against the Sikhs of North India. Thousands of people were killed and justice has eluded the victims. The perpetrators have never been called upon to pay for their crimes. Nine commissions of enquiry have been instituted. Nothing has come of it. The architects of the pogroms have been allowed to live out the rest of their natural lives in comfort and security. And many have continued with their careers in public life. Given this history we feel stalled in our tracks of talking about our travels through Punjab. We feel too angry, too sad, and too disheartened. We’ll continue next week.
(Go here for the first post in the series)