Sikh Man Emerges As Hero By Transporting Muslims To Safe Place During Delhi Riots
Two Sikh citizens of Delhi, Mohinder Singh and Inderjit Singh, emerged as heroes on February 24 as the city witnessed the worst communal violence since 1984. They used their Bullet motorcycle and scooty to transport 60-80 of their Muslim neighbours to a safe place.
In a report published by Huffington Post, the father and son duo said they took heir Muslim neighbours in the Hindu-majority area of Gokalpuri to the nearby Muslim locality of Kardampur.
53-year-old Mohinder Singh says they made 20 trips each from Gokalpuri to Kardampur in an hour. “My son was on the Bullet motorcycle and I was on the scooty”, he says. They tied Sikh turbans for some of the boys to hide their Muslim identity.
Mohinder Singh runs an electronic store and has two children. “I did not see Hindu or Muslim. I just saw people. I saw little children. I felt like they were my children and that nothing should happen to them. We did this because we all should act humanely and help those in need”, he said.
On Wednesday, violent anti-Muslim riots in the streets of India’s capital New Delhi claimed more than 20 lives with at least 200 people injured. Many of them in critical situations were admitted in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.
According to Indian media reports, the right-wing goons have vandalised public properties, buildings and attacked journalists. Medical Director Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital Sunil Kumar told media that 18 people have died and more than 200 people have been hurt extremely since Monday.
On Tuesday, the Delhi Police issued shoot-at-sight orders in four areas of Delhi — where looting, arson and rioting of unprecedented scale were reported throughout the day. According Press Trust of India (PTI), the capital’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, after visiting the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, pleaded for the ‘madness to stop’.