Tracing footsteps in Kot Radha Kishan

Published November 16, 2014
Roof of office from where mob dropped down to attack. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Roof of office from where mob dropped down to attack. — Photo by Xari Jalil
A tunnel hole on the kiln. — Photo by Xari Jalil
A tunnel hole on the kiln. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Signatures and salutes to the burnt couple. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Signatures and salutes to the burnt couple. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Wooden sandals of the bonded labourers. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Wooden sandals of the bonded labourers. — Photo by Xari Jalil
The exact spot where the couple was burnt. The tiny mounds have small holes beneath which let off underground heat. — Photo by Xari Jalil
The exact spot where the couple was burnt. The tiny mounds have small holes beneath which let off underground heat. — Photo by Xari Jalil
A smoking chimney from a distance. — Photo by Xari Jalil
A smoking chimney from a distance. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Abandoned houses. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Abandoned houses. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Discarded memories. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Discarded memories. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Couple's room. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Couple's room. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Couple's belongings. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Couple's belongings. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Sajjad had fever and Shama was pregnant. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Sajjad had fever and Shama was pregnant. — Photo by Xari Jalil
The brick kiln. — Photo by Xari Jalil
The brick kiln. — Photo by Xari Jalil
A reciept of some sort. — Photo by Xari Jalil
A reciept of some sort. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Mob had bent the fan. — Photo by Xari Jalil
Mob had bent the fan. — Photo by Xari Jalil

Belongings of Shama and Shehzad, a married Christian couple, who were beaten to death by mob and their bodies burned for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran.

The incident had taken place on Nov 4 at Kot Radha Kishan, a town near Lahore, and was the latest example of mob violence against minorities accused of blasphemy.

Six days have passed since their murder, but the Rosa Tibba village of Kot Radha Kishan in Kasur has not yet recovered.

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