Bhura Khan would have been one of those unfortunate victims of the riots that have engulfed large parts of the North-East district of Delhi over the past three days, if not for those Hindu friends of his, who not only saved him but also his family at the nick of the time.
He told the BBC that the mob baying for his blood set his shop and house on fire and it was his Hindu friends who saved him and his family and brought them to safety.
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This is just one of the many stories that give us hope and emboldens India’s secular fabric.
In another incident that is bound to bring relief and happiness to everyone, Yamuna Vihar saw a case where Pramod Gupta, the BJP ward councillor came to the aid of Shahid Siddiqui and his family.
Shahid said that a strong mob of 150 people entered his street from the side that was not barricaded by the police and damaged his shop, vehicle and was about to enter his house when his friend Pramod Gupta entered the scene and saved him and his family from the violent mob.
Gupta and Shahid have been friends and Gupta only describes as a solemn duty, he owes to a friend and a duty as a political leader.
The three-day violence in the national capital has left around 23 people dead and many injured.
It is these incidents that inspire hope and confidence in the nation and its constitutional values at times of gloom.
Away from the hate and cycle of senseless violence, there are stories of hope that #Delhi’s soul is still alive and the perpetrators cannot kill it.