1. Various of people walking through a neigborhood that was one of the sites of communal violence during Delhi riots in 2020
2. Various of Haroon crying
3. SOUNDBITE (Hindi) Haroon, brother of man killed during riots ++OVERLAID WITH SHOTS OF HAROON SHOWING HIS BROTHER'S PHOTO AS HE SITS WITH HIS BROTHER'S CHILDREN++:
"Some people tell me that even though I have filed the complaint, nothing will come from it. That it is useless. Because the government is theirs. They have people standing in support of them. Just like we were alone then (during riots), we are alone today."
4. Various of Muhammad Nasir Khan sitting with his father and brother at home
5. SOUNDBITE (Hindi) Muhammad Nasir Khan, Delhi riots victim ++OVERLAID WITH SHOTS OF KHAN SHOWING HIS COMPLAINT PAPERS AND MEDICAL REPORTS++:
"My only crime is that my name identified my religion. And justice given on the basis of your name. Whatever will happen, will happen according to that name."
It has been one year since this neighborhood in New Delhi became one of the center points of communal riots between Hindus and Muslims that left dozens dead, most of them Muslims.
Haroon, who uses only one name saw his brother Maroof, a shopkeeper, being fatally shot during the riots by his Hindu neighbors.
He says the police never identified the accused in his complaint despite multiple eyewitnesses.
In turn, Haroon said, he was threatened by the police and the accused to withdraw his complaint.
"Some people tell me that even though I have filed the complaint, nothing will come from it. That it is useless," he says.
"Just like we were alone then (during riots), we are alone today."
Muhammad Nasir Khan, a survivor of the riots, said he was shot point blank in his eye, but the bullet exited his head and he luckily survived.
A year later, Khan, 35, is still shaken, unable to make sense of his year-long struggle to seek justice from India's slow courts and an allegedly partisan police investigation.
Khan's official police complaint, seen by The Associated Press, named at least six Hindus from his neighborhood whom he said actively participated in the violence.
His complaint was never officially accepted. Instead he says, a manipulated version, bereft of names of accused, was used by the police.
"My only crime is that my name identifies my religion," Khan says at his modest home in New Delhi's North Ghonda neighborhood.
Muslim victims' accounts and reports from rights groups indicated that leaders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and the New Delhi police force had tacitly supported the Hindu mobs.
The New Delhi police has insisted that their investigation had been fair and that nearly 1,750 people had been booked — half of them Muslims and the other half Hindus.
In June 2020, Human Rights Watch said "police failed to respond adequately" during the riots and were at times "complicit" in attacks against Muslims.
The rights group also said authorities "failed to conduct impartial and transparent investigations."