Posted online: March 03
The three part play poignantly showed the sufferings undergone by the community which forced them to leave their homes and hearths in the dead of the night on that fateful date of 19th Jan 1990. The first part of the play showed an expectant Rajesh, falling prey to militants’ bullets just two months before he was to become a father.
The third part showed a woman’s wails as her husband fell prey to a hail of bullets in the street and later she had to herself perform her husband’s last rites as nobody else was left in the family.
Such was the empathy at display, that even some mischievous elements who were found hooting earlier had tears in their eyes as the play ended. After the play, thousands lit candles in the memory of those who had lost their lives to terrorism.
The play’s director, Ajit Panwar, said that the Kashmiri students on the campus were his inspiration.