In reality, several people did not see these events happening. They were tucked away safe from all of the danger. The police were helping them stay safe. It was only in the smallest of the small towns that people saw real danger. If Jasbir stayed in his home he may have seen this danger but he had a family that made sure that he got to the police station. Ashu lived protected by all of the officials around her. She could not see any real violence.