From article: https://herald.dawn.com/news/1154054
Of course, the pièce de résistance is the re-enactment of the gory slaughter of the gentle and venerable Doctor Badruddin, with all the family members surrounding him, at the hands of a Hindu mob. This unknown fate of the Badruddins had always rankled in the mind of his Pakistani grandson (the author). But now the devil has been set to rest like some cathartic experience. It is best to read all this in its original, not in paraphrase.
As regards physical appearances, the observations are striking — the abundance of wine shops and of women riding motorbikes. Otherwise, the landscape on either side of the fence is nondescript and quite similar.
Another facet is the inevitability of punishment pursuing crime — nemesis is embedded in and integral to the law of nature. Thus states Charan Singh, the butcher of innocent Muslims in Buttar Khurd: “Now I pay for my crime against humanity. My sight is gone because I sinned against my own brothers. I killed without remorse and now the Parmatama punishes me. I have suffered this miserable life and do not know how much longer I must live.” A mirror reflection is seen on the other side where Karim Baksh Teli, the murderer of Sikhs in Laliani, “passed away blind and crippled ... tormented by grief and shame ... convinced his blindness and chronic caducity was divine retribution”.