India Imposes Curfews in Bid to Curtail Sectarian Bloodshed in Uttar Pradesh

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Schools, colleges and shops remained closed in Meerut in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday as authorities tried to quash spiraling clashes between Hindus and Muslims in the city’s Muzaffarnagar district. The riots started on Saturday night and have led to 28 deaths and 50 injuries.

More than 90 people have been arrested and curfews have been imposed in three trouble-prone areas to control the violence, which erupted when some Hindu farmers met to demand justice for the murder of three men from the Kawal village, who had objected to the sexual harassment of a woman.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had appealed for calm and requested people not to “trust or listen to any rumors.”

Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 200 million (out of which 18% are Muslims) witnessed over 100 sectarian incidents in the last year,  although not on such a large and bloody scale. It was also the center of India’s worst communal riots in 1992, when Hindu groups had demolished an ancient mosque in Ayodhya and more than 2,000 died as rioting spread throughout the country.

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10 comments
bharati
bharati

"Hindu groups had demolished an ancient mosque in Ayodhya ".  

Ayodhya is a holy Hindu place and this site  held a Hindu temple. The Archaelogical Society has checked and validated this claim. EVERY big Muslim mosque In INDIA  sits on a demolished  Hindu temple, where thousands of Hindus were killed/ enslaved for not being from the 'right' faith. (Similarly Muslims wanted  a mosque at the World Trade Centre.) In Pakistan, Hindu temples are routinely used as cattle sheds and toilets. 

Nidaa Suggest you please google the Inquisition in India before commenting on Christianity there. 

News Bharati randomly reviewed some NGOs from a list: many Christian NGOs mentioned their nature of work as Hindu (Religious), or Muslim (Religious) NGOs. For example, Church of Christ Mission in India based in Bilaspur in Chhatisgarh has registered its nature of work as "Religious (Buddhist), Cultural, Educational, Social."  (This area houses many simple, vulnerable tribal societies.)

Similarly NGOs like Community Rural Orient Service Society (CROSS), Chaitanya Voluntary Service Organisation, Mercy Charitable Trust Catholic Center, Elisabeth Children's Home, Integrated People's Service Society and The Rosarian Sisters Trust have registered themselves as Religious (Hindu) organisation. It seems  many NGOs want to hide their factual religious identity and mention themselves as "Religious (Others)" category. 

Nidaa
Nidaa

Hindu groups demolish Mosques and Church attack minorities, Its is called Hindu Tuva.

aqua_111
aqua_111

@Soofy79 @TIME @TIMEWorld the reason is muslims are no where happy in pakistan dominated muslim country they are killing each other and in india where they have equal rights as hindus or other community they still not happy  

Nidaa
Nidaa

I see it but i have to remind you the torching of Mosque in Uttar Pradesh

MuzafarNaggar day before by Hindu-Tuva mobs, We all know lies don't help it is like fooling your self.

H
H

@Nidaa And hey at least in India the state does not sponsor it, and FYI in your spiritual capital Saudi Arabia there is law preventing places of worship for other religions