Hashimpura retold

Print edition : November 25, 2016

May 19, 1987: In curfew-bound Meerut. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Survivors of the Hashimpura massacre, (sitting from left) Mohammad Usman, Mohammad Naeem, Muzibur Rehman, Babudin, Zulfikar Nasir, and family members of some of the victims at a press conference in New Delhi on March 24, 2015. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Reading Vibhuti Narain Rai’s Hashimpura 22 May is a nerve-racking experience, but it is a book everyone should read to know how the state denied justice to its own citizens.
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