Not much done for Muzzafarnagar riots affected: NGO

New Delhi : “Very little” has been done to settle riot-affected people of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh, who continue to live in inhuman conditions even after three years of the unrest, NGO Aman Biradari said on Tuesday.

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The riot-affected people, who had lost everything during the unrest in September 2013, have settled in self-established colonies which lack all basic amenities, said a release by the NGO

Iqbal Zafar, a researcher working with Aman Biradari which is also defined as people’s campaign for a secular, peaceful, just and humane world, told IANS that they have surveyed 65 such colonies and found out that a “very little” has been done to support the affected families, and similarly nothing much has been done to ensure justice to them.

“They live in inhuman conditions. It’s a bad situation,” he said, adding that there is not even any public record of these new colonies.

A book “Living Apart: Communal Violence and Forced Displacement in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli”, dealing with the incident and the experiences of the affected, is to be released on September 7 and 8 in Lucknow and Delhi respectively.—IANS


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