The Writing On The Wall

[New Delhi, October 29. Image via Getty]

To go with India-religion-Sikhs-unrest-Gandhi-25yrs,FOCUS by Elizabeth Roche Indian Sikh woman Gurdeep Kaur poses while a portrait of family members who died during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots is seen on a wall at her residence in New Delhi on October 29, 2009. For Gurdeep Kaur, this weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the day she saw her son burnt alive during an orgy of anti-Sikh violence sparked by the killing of India's then prime minister. Kaur is one of countless women widowed by the anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi and elsewhere that raged for four days following Gandhi's killing on October 31, 1984, claiming at least 2,700 lives. As India gears up to mark Gandhi's 25th death anniversary, wounds left by the violence are far from being healed, with many still waiting for those accused of inciting the violence to be brought to justice. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)