As I drove down the roads of Mumbai I could feel the chill in my bones. They were mostly deserted (by Mumbai standards).. people were rushing home before the verdict was announced. My bro was on the train and I kept my fingers crossed till he messaged he had reached his hostel. The nation was holding its breath.
I don’t know what the verdict means… I just hope there will not be any riots… I hope common man will realize that there is no point in riots. I think everyone is tired… everyone has had a brush with this kind of violence and it is not worth it.
And yet there is a fear… a fear to step out tomorrow… because these things do not begin with a warning.
The Muslim board has not accepted the decision and that keeps the uncertainty alive. It is not over. We are not safe till the issue is closed.