The child asked his mom.”Ma, I have a father and you are my father, no?” and hugged her tight.
The five year old misses his father. He only carries some faint memories of his first two years of life. He remembers someone playing with him all evening after coming from work, he remembers going to school with that man every day in those early play school days. But these memories have fainted away. He doesn’t remember that man’s face today.
The little kid was forcefully separated from that loving man who loved him more than himself. The kid didn’t understand what happened but only knows one day his nana came with a lot of people and police. They took his papa away.
Tarannum was still staring at her newspaper and could not speak a word –
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Someone living in a distant city wept in silence. He knows what the child misses him. He loved the child the most and will love him forever. Only the child will never know that this man still cries for him. After coming out of jail on a false rape charge by Tarannum’s family, Shankar started living in a distant city.
He knows that a Hindu boy marrying a Muslim girl can start a big riot anytime. If the women like Tarannum do not volte-face in court regarding their forced rape allegation, young lovers like Shankar will be given death penalty by the cruel HangTheRapist campaigners.
He wonders that while a Muslim boy marrying a Hindu girl is acceptable why the opposite is still a taboo in Indian society. He wishes he could change this society for good.