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3 Days in a Kovil: An Eyewitness Remembers Black July

By Selvaraja Rajasegar - Wed Jul 25, 2:03 am

Editor’s Note: This video was created by sister site Maatram, and forms part of an ongoing series marking 35 years since Black July. 

Featured image courtesy Selvaraja Rajasegar

“As we travelled a small distance, I stretched my feet under the seat and I saw swords and rods. There were around 11 people in the van. None of them could speak Tamil. They were bearded and had covered their faces with cloth.”

Jegadeeswara Sharma was looking forward to the future. His brother, who worked at an employment agency, had told him about a vacancy for the position of driver in Kuwait….

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