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Kripal Singh who was bitten and was unconscious for 2 days lost his father and elder brother during the Sikh Genocide in 1984. Presently he runs a tea stall.  His son, accused of theft and now in jail, is a drug addict. Kirpal's son could never get the fatherly attention from Kirpal , busy earning a living for his big family, and thus easily got involved in bad company. Tilak Vihar in New Delhi is called the widow colony. Widows and children of the Sikhs who were killed in 1984 Sikh Genocide live here. Four thousand Sikhs were killed in 72 hours in Delhi alone but no body till date has been punished for such an inhuman crime. Illiteracy, drug addiction, child labour and immense poverty characterize the area. Twenty five years ago all the male family members above the age of 15 were killed and burnt, leaving their uneducated widows and children behind to suffer, even after 25 years. The present generation is jobless, steeped in alcoholism and have lost their directions in life. November 2009. New Delhi, India, Arindam Mukherjee
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