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Seventeen years after the horrific 2002 Gujarat riots , ‘Face of Fear’ Qutubuddin Ansari and ‘Face of Cruelty’ Ashok Parmar choose peace.
Unlikely Friendship The two faces of the communal riots that took place on February 28, 2002 showed an unprecedented friendship when the duo shared a harmonious picture on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Suppressing the ill-feelings, Ansari inaugurates Parmar’s footwear shop named as ‘Ekta Chappal Ghar’ in Ahmedabad’s Delhi Darwaja area. Parmar shook hands with Ansari while Ansari blessed him with his business.
The Indian Express Also Read Ashok Parmar- The infamous face of Gujarat Riots to work for Dalit-Muslim unity As per Kaleem Siddiqui, a City-based activist, Mochi had been assisted by Kerala’s CPI-M in setting up the shop. “Mochi didn’t have a proper shop and used to sell shoes on a footpath,” he said.
Photographic Reminder ‘Face of Cruelty’ Now 45, Ashok also known as Ashok Mochi, became a face of cruelty after his photo of saffron-bandana-clad with both his arms raise and iron-rod-wielding in his hand and rage on his face depicted barbarity during the riots.  Mumbai Mirror Also Read Jailed IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s open letter to PM Modi From then onwards, Parmar become a photographic reminder of the carnage, that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people.


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