Non-Citizens

Kalpana Sharma in Hindu writes..

Ironically, the very commuters who some years ago condemned “them”, the wretchedly poor slum dwellers living near railways tracks, and demanded that they be “sent back” and more of them not be allowed to enter the city, had “them” to thank for literally saving their lives.

For it is these slum dwellers — dubbed non-citizens by the First Class pass holders of Mumbai’s suburban trains — who pulled out bed sheets, saris, whatever they could find and ran to the blast site to help carry the wounded to hospitals. Without such intervention, many more would have died.

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