Cities struck by sectarian/communal violence carry their scars in many ways. Geographies of fear and suspicion, cultures of hate and hostility, halted or transformed personal and group biographies are some ways in which the social fabric of such cities are changed into times far beyond the event or era of the events themselves. My intent in this essay is to explore two such urban -contexts, both damaged during specifi c episodes of ethnic violence or civil warfare, in Delhi and Beirut respectively. The overall theme under which I bring together Delhi and Beirut is as follows-what futures do these events produce in urban horizons that have been marked by violence? What kinds of socio-spatial formations appear which work towards the fragmentation or integration of everyday spaces and relationships in these cities?