The very pits These hastily dug pits were to be the resting places of the Muzaffarnagar riots’ victims. Communal violence erupted in western UP districts in September. Killings, rape, arson, loot was one aspect; mass displacement another. The victims, quite penniless, languish in camps.
“There are no riot victims in the camps. They are all conspirators staying there on purpose to tarnish the SP’s name, they are all Congress and BJP supporters, not riot victims.” Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party supremo, on Muzaffarnagar riot victims, on Dec 23