Muzaffarnagar riot cases: Subverting justice

BJP MLAs Suresh Rana (second from left) and Sangeet Som (with turban) being produced in a court in Muzaffarnagar in connection with the riots in the district. Photo: PTI The Yogi Adityanath government has systematically gone about withdrawing cases against BJP leaders. The latest instance involves cases relating to the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013. In the […]

Yogi govt withdraws 75 cases related to Muzaffarnagar riots

The local district authorities are now approaching the courts which will take a final call on these cases.

40 accused in Muzaffarnagar riot cases acquitted: Report

Soldiers stand guard on a deserted street during a curfew in Muzaffarnagar. (Reuters File Photo) Of the 41 verdicts delivered by various local courts on cases relating to the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots that claimed the lives of at least 65 people, 40 have resulted in the acquittal of the accused, says a report by the […]

Life without basic facilities for Muslims displaced after Muzaffarnagar riots

Close to four years since the riots, Muslim families that were forced to leave their homes reside in settlement camps, with little access to public services. / Kedar Nagarajan “The situation has been the same since we moved here—the water makes us fall sick, and women here have to use tiny tents in the open […]

Police forced Muslims to leave homes after Muzaffarnagar riots: Independent report

An inquiry into the communal riots that took place in Muzaffarnagar in September 2013 was conducted by a team of independent academics and a journalist from Delhi. The inquiry is based on the findings that were made by the team during its visit to Muzaffarnagar district on the 9th and the 10th of November and […]

Muzaffarnagar: Tales of death and despair in India’s riot-hit town

Nearly 50 people died in the Hindi-Muslim riots in Muzaffarnagar / AP Nearly 50 people died in the Hindu-Muslim clashes which erupted on 7 September in India’s town of Muzaffarnagar. The riots have been described as the worst in India in a decade. Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in the violence. The […]