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The 1984 Sikh riots cases – will they ever be resolved ?

India has a history of riots; small level riots happen all the time and are usually limited in scope to small events that happen in towns all over India, and normally lead to a small number of casualties (dead and injured) before the police and administration intervene – sometimes this needs some people being killed […]

Jat agitation – the death of the state machinery

Drastic headlines, but if you read what happened in Rohtak during the Jat agitation, you would think that this was Somalia where there is no Government. Or during the phase when Egypt was witnessing a change in Government, when the state withdrew its police from the streets and let mobs do what they want. The […]

The Muzaffarnagar relief camps and the total mess – who’s to blame

The riots in Muzaffarnagar were a big surprise to everybody, except maybe the people who helped organize the riots. For a long time, the communities of Jats and Muslims lived as one, living in these villages that were essentially farming communities. Even when there were riots in other parts of UP, this region remained unaffected; […]