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Never-ending wait for promised flat

A dusty road in south Delhi's Badarpur leads to Molarband village. Welcoming visitors is a memorial of Shaheed Vijender Singh, a head constable with Delhi Police, who lost his life in the Parliament attack, 10 years ago.

delhi Updated: Dec 13, 2011 00:03 IST
Rajat Arora

A dusty road in south Delhi's Badarpur leads to Molarband village.

Welcoming visitors is a memorial of Shaheed Vijender Singh, a head constable with Delhi Police, who lost his life in the Parliament attack, 10 years ago.

Singh's wife, Jayawati, is still waiting for the flat in Dwarka promised by the department , in which her husband worked.

"They allotted us a petrol pump eight years after the attack and that too after asking for bribe several times. Reporters like you come every year. Nothing changes," Jayawati said, adding, "The government still hasn't shown the guts needed to hang Afzal, the convict. It's all vot-bank politics."

The families of the nine victims will meet the President on Tuesday at 11 a.m. to hand over a memorandum. The families come from different socio-economical backgrounds, but have a common demand — hang Afzal Guru.

Jayawati's husband was the driver of then vice president Krishna Kant and was the first who took on the armed terrorists. He died in the hospital five days after the attack.

"For politicians the day has become a good photo opportunity. We have been boycotting their hypocritical homage and will continue to do so," she added.