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Surjit Kaur is a 1984 Sikh Genocide widow staying  in Tilak Vihar. Her husband Jivan Singh was burnt alive, caged in a burning tire around his neck. She witnessed her husband being burnt in front of her eyes.   The trauma makes her cry even today after 25 years. 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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Surjit Kaur is a 1984 Sikh Genocide widow staying in Tilak Vihar. Her husband Jivan Singh was burnt alive, caged in a burning tire around his neck. She witnessed her husband being burnt in front of her eyes. The trauma makes her cry even today after 25 years. 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...
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