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"I Fear For Safety Of My Children": Shayaba | Children of Delhi Riots

Feb 26, 2021 17:04 IST

In our second report on Children of Delhi Riots 2020, we speak to Shayaba, the widow of Aas Mohammad. "I fear for the safety of my children," she says. Her husband Aas Mohammad, an auto rickshaw driver, was killed in the Delhi riots.

“My husband wished to make our son a doctor. He wanted the daughters to excel too. Now forget about making them a doctor. Our dreams have been shattered. I just hope I will earn enough to be able to at least feed them. What will I do? How will I do?”

On 25 February 2020, Aas Mohammad left home for work and didn’t return. After 13 days, his family found out about his death in riots. His 28-year-old widow Shayaba is struggling to make ends meet for her children.