The conviction of Ram Rahim was followed by a veritable maelstrom of violence that's resulted in the injury and death of numerous people. Areas of Punjab and Haryana turned completely lawless, and there were reports of Dera Sacha Sauda supporters barging into peoples' homes, damaging their property and even of them defecating openly in parks and pavements.
In the midst of all the madness though, several people are coming forward to offer their homes and their help to those stranded in Panchkula and the surrounding areas. They suggested other viable routes to get where they needed to go...
anyone in panchkula , zirakpur who is stuck can reach out to @heisenjitAnyone in Mohali , Chandigarh Airport reach out to @Harry_Jerry— Hemaang (@JrSehgal) August 25, 2017
And also offered more direct forms of help.
anyone in panchkula , zirakpur who is stuck please letme know. most welcome at my place. kindly DM.— Singha (@heisenjit) August 25, 2017
In case anyone is stuck in or around Chandigarh, or the Mohali airport area you’re more than welcome at my place. My DMs are open.— Harpreet Singh (@Harry_Jerry) August 25, 2017
Same here. Panchkula and New Chandigarh area. Anyone's welcome.— Gurshane (@gurshane_k) August 25, 2017
While it's distressing to see the kind of senseless violence Rahim's supporters are engaging in, there is at least a sliver of hope that things aren't all bad, and that people still have some form of human decency.