Uphaar Tragedy: Families Revisit The Day They Lost Their Children
Parents who lost their children recount the day the Uphaar tragedy struck and changed their lives forever.
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(This story was first published on 13 June, 2021 to mark the anniversary of the Uphaar fire tragedy case and has been republished from The Quint's archives as a Delhi court awarded a 7-year jail term to the Ansal brothers for tampering with evidence in the case.)
The Uphaar Cinema fire in Delhi, that killed 59 people on 13 June, 1997, shook the nation. The fire from the tragedy that struck 24 years ago, whose youngest victim was just a month old, still rages on in the hearts of those parents who lost their children.
Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy lost both their children - Unnati (17) and Ujjawal (13), and have since then dedicated their lives to fight for justice that hasn’t been given to those who lost their loved ones to the tragedy.
In this episode, we speak with the parents who lost their children that day.
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