Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, February 29
The worst communal violence since 1984 Sikh riots erupted in Delhi on February 24.
During the violence, Mohinder Singh and Inderjit Singh used their Bullet motorcycle and scooty to help transport 60-80 Muslim neighbours to a safe location.
The father and son said they realised that the situation was escalating in the Hindu-dominated neighbourhood of Gokalpuri in northeast Delhi.
In conversation with Huff Post, 53-year-old Mohinder Singh said that his son was on the Bullet motorcycle, and he was on the scooty, and they made around 20 trips each from Gokalpuri to Kardampuri in one hour.
When it was women and children, they took three to four of them at a time. When it was men and boys, they took two or three at a time. For some of the boys, they tied Sikh turbans to conceal they were Muslim.
They even put turbans on some kids to hide their identities.
In a report by Huffington Post, Mohinder was quoted as saying: “I did not see Hindu or Muslim. I just saw people. I saw little children. I felt like they were my children and that nothing should happen to them. We did this because we all should act humanely and help those in need. What more can I say?”
Twitter couldn’t stop praising the father and son for their initiative.
Two Sikhs -- Inderjit Singh and Mohinder Singh -- risked their own lives to transport dozens of Muslim neighbors to safety.— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) February 28, 2020
These are the heroes our world needs today.https://t.co/vgnpYTtk4d
They truly are heroes. I love what Mohinder Singh said about helping his Muslim neighbors - “I did not see Hindu or Muslim, I just saw people." https://t.co/JIEjSyryam— Naveena10 (@Naveena10) February 28, 2020
“We don’t think we did anyone a favour,” said Singh. “We didn’t do it for praise or for thanks. We did it because it was the right thing to do.”— Tanzila Anis 🇮🇳 (@aaliznat) February 28, 2020
Thank you, Mohinder Singh. https://t.co/EjCj35wDtJ
Respect 🙏— Rishi (@SunoRishi) February 28, 2020
Sincere gratitude to both Inderjit Singh and Mohinder Singh. May God bless you and your families a million fold for your courage and kindness and for your humanity 🙏🏼— 🅰️yesha (@SiddiqiMeister) February 28, 2020
'Meet Mohinder Singh, 53, and his son was on the Bullet motorcycle and he was on the scooty, and they made around 20 trips each from Gokalpuri to Kardampur in one hour. When it was women and children, they took three to four of them at a time. ❤️ #DelhiGenocide2020 #RealHero pic.twitter.com/0kAsk38Rjh— Rehman Ifrahim (@Rehmanifrahim) February 28, 2020
“I just saw people. I saw little children. I felt like they were my children and that nothing should happen to them. We did this because we all should act humanely and help those in need. What more can I say?” -- Mohinder Singh pic.twitter.com/QLToSAUCAZ— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) February 28, 2020
Mohinder Singh Used Bullet Motorcycle and Scooty to transport 60 to 80 of their #Muslim Neighbours to a safe location During #DelhiViolance.— Shahzeb Anwar (@ShahzebSayss) February 28, 2020
He Said "I didn't See Hindu or Muslim I just saw people. I saw little children. I felt like they were my children"💔
Not Everyone is same❤️ pic.twitter.com/NN3YLOXCUg
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