Walking Scared in India

Meher-un-nissa is home again, but the 10-year-old can't forget the morning last March when home became hell. Hundreds of armed men raced into her narrow lane, broke down doors, dragged out screaming residents, attacked them with swords and sticks and set their houses on fire. Meher-un-nissa's father, urging his family to escape, was the last to flee. When the child looked back, she saw a sword slice off two fingers from the hand her father was holding up to protect himself. Then someone stabbed at her with a sword too, tearing open the flesh on her upper back. She remembers the...

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