Wages of communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli

Mander Harsh, Akram Akhtar Chaudhury, Zafar Eqbal, Rajanya Bose

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Three years after the communal carnage in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli in Uttar Pradesh, in which close to a hundred people died and an estimated 75,000 were displaced, thousands of survivors have not been able to return to their villages. Even those not directly affected, who fled in the wake of the violence, continue
to live in slum-like conditions without basic services. The Aman Biradari team that surveyed these affected villages concludes that the permanent divisions between communities who once lived together peacefully represent the triumph of communal politics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalEconomic & Political Weekly
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2016

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