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