Section 10 holds alot of memories for me.
I moved over here, as a matter of fact to Section 10, Jln.10/10F in late 1968. The May 13 tragedy occured in 1969.
There were not many incidents or clashes between the races in this part of the town.
But all the same we were vigilant. Curfew was still imposed when night fell. Our community kept a watchful eye especially in and around the lake at night. We tied white cloth bands around our heads and equipped with sticks or any weaponry we could lay our hands on.We had whistles too to blow if we saw anything suspicious lurking in the bushes.
There were movements in among the trees alright but of a different kind..lovebirds that is ..making out under the trees/bushes. The nerve of them engaged in a tryst and throwing caution to the wind in a situation like this
We trained our torchlights to warn them of imminent danger and getting the message faded into the darkness.
I did not hear of any major skirmish here. But occasionally i heard the wailing of ambulances and sirens of the police vehicles.
Whither they were headed i did not know. Anyway that was a close encounter during my sojourn in this part of the city.
Anyway all's well that ended well and i got married 2 years later in this very place.
That was one of my best moments in time staying in Section 10.
The place when i left 40 years ago then was freshly constructed with small plants transferred from the government nusery. They were no more than 4 feet high. The pond teemed with small fish put in by the National Electricity board every 3 months.
Fishing was allowed though.it was a sad misjudgement. If fishing was prohibited in the first place we would now be having a beautiful pond of aquatic life....for visitors to wonder and admire.
The trees are overgrown and in need of trimming. The whole landscape needed sprucing up.
Looks to me nothing much has been done.
People still flock to the place. But the pond stinks to high heaven. Surely there is someone who is responsible enough to do what needs to be done. Over to you.