Archive for September, 2007
As I was taking photos in and around Data Darbar. This old man asked me to come over.
“Will you print these photos in the newspaper?”, he asked. Before I could explain that I wasn’t affiliated with any paper, he continued. Tell them how the police brutally beat us up all the time….and he showed me the injuries on his arms and legs.
“Why do they do that?”, I asked.
“Because we sit here begging. This is Data Darbar ! where else can I go.”
……..and he started crying…..
print this in the paper maybe then they’ll stop…..
then he thought for a moment….
maybe if you print it they’ll get more angry….
print it, maybe some higher up will see it and make them stop.
“They hit old crippled men”…..”shameless animals”….”Is this why we made this Pakistan”…..”Is this Why ???”………..he kept asking as he wept.
I had no answer……I got back into my Civic…..turned on the AC…..and started driving away.
From the original Picture