THE PERENNIAL LOVE

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CHAPTER 2

There, we were touched to see that, they are secular and never consider religion...I and Vishalakshi were given some private moments, as everyone have gone out for some works...since, she weared the sari, it attracted me a lot....



We heard the song, "Iyarkaiyathu viyandidhume...un azhagil mayangidume."



I touched her arms and leaned her. I asked her, "Why did you choose me as your lover, Vishalaskhi?"



"Because, I found you to be caretaking and responsible...that's why I love you" said Vishalakshi, smiling at me...



"Have some water" I said and gave to her...



After she drank a bit of water, I hold her gaze. I leaned in a bit more, touched her cheek and gently kissed her....I told her, "You look cute, dear."



After noticing her shy, I softly kissed her in lips. Then, I lingered on and pulled away a little. She saw me and leaned. I again kissed her. My lips lingered. Then, I took the lead and let her follow me...I pulled her close, holded her by the waist...



I gently holded her in my arms and trailed a finger down her back. I felt the fabric of her sari in my skin. I runned my fingers through her hair. I trailed a finger along her jawline, run my hand around her and then, hold her chin up.



Then, I took her by the hand. Lightened a fire in the room. Then I took my own time and lingered on her...I continued to kiss her more in lips, breast, chest, hip, nose, legs, hand and face with more passionate feeling.



She smiled at me and then, I slowly proceeded to undo her dress(sari), like sculpting a statue and teaching her to break free. She slowly shifted into my arms.



She then unbuttoned my shirts and I continued to kiss her and lingered on her lips. I took her hand with me and let my fingers entwine. Then, I gently stroke the nape of her neck and kissed her neck.



Then, I proceeded with her to the bed. I layed down with her, in my bed. I admired her in that moment. With every move, every touch, her admiring eyes and lips it was really a great time for us to experience the feel of love...



Nudity never mattered...after a while, Vishalakshi cried a little and I gently kissed in her neck and asked her, "What happened? Why are you crying?"



"I think, I have done a mistake...this should happen after marriage...I was in a haste, Akhil" said Vishalakshi...



"You should have thinked about all this, before a few hours...hmm." I said and kissed her again in arms....



I wore dresses and then, Vishalakshi asked me, "That's Okay...will you marry me, right?"



"What? Marriage? I am not not going to love you....you are going for marriage...it's all over between us...I have enjoyed your body and beauty...that's it...okay....I will leave." I said...



She cried tapping her hands in her head and I told her, "Did you think that, I will speak like this? I won't leave you like such...I will live with you, till my death. Because, I love you eternal and it's Perennial forever. Indeed, this is not sex....we made love..." I said her...she hugged me and asked, "You will never leave me, right?"



I kissed her forehead and said, "Promise....I will always be with you."



Few days, we all lived happily in Delhi and soon, I was married to Vishalakshi on May 5, 2019 with her father's blessings...days moved faster on...



She became pregnant on August 30, 2019 and we all were happier...Nausath, Azad and Sai Adhithya were very happy....



Later, Central Government brought Citizenship Amendment Act, 2020. Since, several Muslims entered illegally in our country from Pakistan and Bangladesh...however, our Hindu people were not allowed to enter as refugees...



Only they were let....this irked a lot and CG brought this act...as a result, it led to widespread protests all over Indian States and many performed open strikes...



To control the protestors, we were asked by Indian Army officials(as told by central government) to be safer in our house and lend help for the needy, if problems go worse...



Since police held stone attacks and used tear gas, the attacks turned into riots. Because of few refugees, Christian, Muslims and Hindu have to suffer a lot...



Considering Vishalakshi's safety(as she was pregnant), I sent her to a safe annexe in Azad's house...there, she had been given food and shelters...we all stayed safer in the secret annexe until the problem worsens in February 23, 2020...



On February 23, hours before the communal riots broke out in Northeast Delhi, BJP leader Kapil Mishra gave "ultimatum" to the police to remove anti-CAA protests blocking roads in the area. He asked people to gather at Maujpur Chowk in support of the CAA in reply to the roadblock by those protesting against the new citizenship law. This was widely reported to be an inciting factor. Within hours of Mishra's speech, clashes broke out between anti- and pro-CAA demonstrators in Karawal Nagar, Maujpur Chowk, Babarpur and Chand Bagh. Police lathi-charged and used tear gas to disperse the crowd. The following afternoon, violent clashes broke out in several areas of Northeast Delhi, including in the Gokalpuri and Kardampuri areas. Clashes were marked by arson, vandalism of property, stone pelting and burning of places of worship. While trying to control the protestors, Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal suffered a bullet injury and lost his life.



At present, Nausath was burned alive infront of my eyes by a Muslim anti-CAA protestor...I was unable to save him as I myself was struggling for my life...but, tears broke came from my eyes...



In areas like Bhajanpura, thousands of people attacked petrol pumps, carried petrol bombs, sticks and weapons. Violence was also reported from Seelampur, Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Kardampuri, Babarpur, Gokalpuri and Shiv Puri. Section 144, imposed the in riot-hit areas, had little effect. A man, identified as Shahrukh, opened fire at the police, before being arrested days later from UP's Shamli district.



In Shiv Vihar, several shops and houses owned by Hindus were torched by a Muslim mob. Later, mutilated bodies of workers were recovered from the site. Around 8:30 PM, a tyre market (predominantly owned by Muslims) was set on fire by crowd that screamed "Jai Shri Ram".



On February 25, a mosque was reported to have been vandalised in Ashok Nagar. Hindu-Muslim clash continued throughout the day. The dead body of Ankit Sharma of the Intelligence Bureau was found in a drain in Jaffrabad. Tahir Hussain, an AAP councillor whose house was alleged to have been used by rioters, was booked for the murder and arrested later. An investigation into the case is pending. Several incidents of mobs attacking journalists were reported during the riots. The Editors Guild of India issued a statement expressing concern about attacks on journalists as an assault on freedom of the press in India. They urged the home ministry and Delhi Police to investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice.



Over 10,000 emergency calls were made to the police control room during the week.



The following day, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and AAP leaders visited violence-affected areas. Reports of arson and violence continued to emerge that day and two days after that.



By February 29, everything came to an end...I too was recovered from my injuries after being taken at a right time to the hospitals.



Vishalakshi now delivered a male baby and sse smiled at me. While Adhithya came with his hand fractured and a bandage in his head.



"Adhithya. It's a miracle da...I didn't expect that, I will survive from this attack." I said to him sadly.



"I too didn't expect this da. I survived because of you only...since, after getting attacked, I thought about your whereabouts...My only regret is Nausath was killed" said Adhithya....



I shed tears initially...but, I told him, "That's life da...we should move forward. Because, life is like a boomerang. I survived because of my Perennial love with Vishalakshi. While, you survived because of me..."



Vishalakshi however asked me, "We survived from these riots...but, what about other people, who became victims of these riots...what about the people who lost their beloved ones?"



This really made me feel guilty and I now asked to Adhithya, "Hey. Where is Nausath's friend Azad and his family da?"



"Azad have left to his ancestral town Mandya da...He told me that, they would never return back to Delhi..as it would remind him the 2020 riots again..." said Sai Adhithya...



I smiled at him....



What Adhithya told is 100% true.



Later, Adhithya, I and Vishalakshi(with our child also) came back to our house and I looked back with Vishalakshi....it reminded me of the same riots, till now. The way people attacked, the way they set the houses and other places in fire came into my eyes after seeing back. Not only these, but I am still able to see the black mark in the place, where Nausath was burnt alive.



"It's not good to stay here da, Akhil. This place still reminds me the way, people attacked us. Let's go away from this place" said Vishalakshi.

"Adhithya...let's go from here...I have planned to get a transfer order to Kashmir...it would come a few days, aftermath" I said...



He accepted my words and asked me to proceed with the formalities....



As they too want to forget the riots...we planned not to come back for Delhi again and we proceeded to go for Kashmir, after getting a volunteer transfer from our Indian Army officers and finishing the formalities...



Until we reached the station, every places of Delhi reminded me the impact of the riots...We saw several people, going away from Delhi in the train...some are having the marks of injury in hands and some have even lost their hand and legs...it was such a brutal riots...unable to such sad people, we proceeded to enter into our train. As it have come to the station...we finally came to our seats...



(Narration ends)



EPILOGUE:



While going in train, Akhil opens his diary, where he have mentioned these attacks and memorable moments...he concludes the diary, telling: "Not only Azad, Adhithya, Vishalakshi and myself. But, aftermath of the riots, many Muslims and Hindus, who had been living in the riot-affected neighbourhoods left with all their belongings. Even in areas of Delhi which were not affected by the violence, many Muslim and Hindu families packed up their belongings and left for their ancestral villages, showing no intention of ever coming back. Blaming politicians or government is of no use. Because, they didn't do anything bad...CAA had been amended even in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Hence, while passing these kinds of act, government should be alert, thinking about the direct consequences and drawbacks, which may affect the life of common people...if it had been noted carefully, we wouldn't have read about Delhi riots 2020 as well as I would have seen Nausath. Hence, government should pass these kinds of act, with careful guidance and be alert all the time...they further, should not show any carelessness in handling the situation."



Akhil further writes that, "I have now realized finally that, Love is always Perennial and eternal. Love binds all and supports us, till our death...."
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