Three Dead, Many Wounded in Fresh Communal Violence in India

Clashes return to north Indian area that saw bloody sectarian rioting last month

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Three Muslim youths were shot dead on Wednesday night and many more wounded in a communal flare up in the Muzaffarnagar district of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, PTI reported.

Muzaffarnagar was hit by sectarian riots last month, which left over 60 people dead, mostly Muslims. Thousands fled their villages in the aftermath of the riots and are living in relief camps.

Hundreds of angry villagers protested outside the local police station after Wednesday’s bloodshed, and extra forces were deployed to keep the situation under control.