‘Every innocent prisoner wakes up in hope and only that carries him through the day’

Ashraf Engineer

July 11, 2023

The July 11, 2006, train bombs remain etched in Mumbai’s memory. The blasts were followed by a massive police operation in which roughly 350 people were detained. In the end, in September 2015, 12 persons were convicted with five of them sentenced to death. But there was one man, Abdul Wahid Shaikh, who was declared innocent. The ordeal however destroyed his life. He recalls the trauma, torture and stigma that simply won’t wash off to All Indians Matter.