Jamuna Balai village of Howrah was preparing for the arrival of its martyr, Sepoy Gangadhar Dalui. “They struggled so much to bring him up well,’’said a neighbour. Dulai had joined the Army two years ago, still in the first year of college.
A day before Sharmila’s 16-year fast comes to an end, there is uncertainty among those who have been touched by it — from the Meira Paibis and activists who stood with her to a family that has waited for her.
It was a sleepless night for the D’Souza family in Kolkata’s Entally colony. At 1.30 am on Thursday, Denzil D’Souza received a call from the Indian Embassy in Kabul informing him that his daughter has “in all probability been abducted”. In the morning, he was rushed to the hospital for dialysis. With 40-year-old Judith abducted […]