“Lost brother to riots, then shop; now lockdown has taken away everything”

Mohammad Ashfaq, who lives in Chand Bagh of East Delhi, speaks about the death of his younger brother, Sikander Khan, during the Delhi riots earlier this year. His garment business was looted as well and his family has completely lost its source of livelihood. Now, the coronavirus pandemic is leading to more difficulties, he said, as there is a nationwide lockdown in place. 

First published in Newsclick.