The face of Gujarat riots has left. For the opposite end of the country – Kolkota.
Qutubuddin Ansari’s face became the icon of the Gujarat riots. But being recognised has made life difficult for him. He fled to a place where he hopes he will be faceless.
“The media has put such a big responsibility on me by making me the face of Gujarat. I can’t go anywhere in Ahmedabad. I’m scared. Wherever I go, people recognise me,” said Qutubuddin, at a press conference in Mumbai, just before he left for Kolkota. “It’s very difficult for me to lead an ordinary life. Everything is back to normal in Gujarat. But it’s not normal for me. When it is, I will go back.”