‘I feel no hatred’: the radical response to an honour killing that shook India


When Ankrit, a Hindu, was murdered by a Muslim couple for dating their daughter, his father chose love over anger

It was Thursday last week when the unexpected visitors climbed the stairs to Yashpal Saxena’s one room home in west Delhi.

Saxena offered the couple tea but they declined. After 45 minutes, they left and Saxena and his wife Kamlesh began preparing dinner for their son Ankit, 23, who was expected home any moment. But he never came. At 8pm, screams erupted outside their Raghubir Nagar home.

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