One of the most shameful events in the history of independent India was the rampant massacre of Sikhs in the streets of Delhi by majoritarian goons linked to the grand-old party. Allegedly given a silent approval by those in power at the South Block, miscreant within the Congress organized a pogrom against the Sikhs in the national capital to avenge the murder of Indira Gandhi, who was shot dead by her bodyguard, who happened to be a member of this minority community.Also Read - '1984 Riots Could've Been Averted Had Rao Listened to Gujral,' Says Former PM Manmohan Singh

Although three decades have passed the gruesome event, the memories are still afresh among the kin of victims as successive governments have failed to deliver justice. However, recalling the role played by Bengalis during the genocidal episode reiterates one’s belief in the concept of ‘unity in diversity’. This could be the only silver lining one could draw from that saga of massacre. (ALSO READ: Narendra Modi says Congress can’t lecture on tolerance after 1984 Sikh riots  ) Also Read - Rahul Gandhi And Responsibility Never go Together, BJP Takes Dig at His 1984 Sikh Riots Remarks

The story revolves around the historic Chittaranjan Park in New Delhi, a region which resides the highest number of Bengalis in the national capital. Not only is the place known for its exotic Bengali food cuisines, but also the valour shown by the dwellers in the wake of anti-Sikh pogrom in 1984. Also Read - My Political Ideology Has Been Fighting With RSS Idea For Thousands of Years, Says Rahul Gandhi

Bengali women formed a human chain around the colony and prevented the blood-thirsty mob to enter the region and attack the Sikhs. While the women formed a protective cover, men picked up bats, stumps, hockey sticks and rods to chase off the set of mobs which tried to sneak inside and target the members of the Sikh community.

At the time, when entire Delhi was burning and the anti-Sikh hysteria gripping most of the nation, the Bengalis at Chittaranjan Park left no stone unturned to protect their Punjabi brethren. Quite arguably, it was the only safe haven for Sikhs during the genocidal phase of 1984.