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Muzaffarnagar
The riot route
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Sushil Kumar Verma A damaged mosque at Kutba, one of the villages in Muzaffarnagar district affected by the riots.

The riots in Muzaffarnagar following the killing of two Jats and a Muslim sharpen the communal polarisation in western Uttar Pradesh. By AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA in Muzaffarnagar


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Try to write the truth rather fabrication.
And many a times while reading the article I felt you are writing a judgement and not a news article.
from:  Ashish Srivastav
Posted on: Oct 2, 2013 at 16:08 IST
Why does Frontline insist on keeping its acdemic neutrality at stake by
keeping its agenda of always putting d blame on bjp or rss wherever d 2 are
involved.A mere mention of Azam khan' name would have at least given it a
semblance of unbiasedness.strange mindset!!
from:  navjyot singh
Posted on: Oct 2, 2013 at 06:45 IST
your article said the half truth, you have jumped to declare one party
guilty by giving the example of 4 sept meeting without mentioning
previous meeting by particular community. i think not u but your whole
lot is partial and always declare the majority guilty.
from:  vijay kumar
Posted on: Sep 28, 2013 at 08:24 IST
A completely biased article, presenting only one side! You people are got exposed and now it will be very difficult to cheat. Anyway it is intellectual dishonesty!
from:  Arun
Posted on: Sep 27, 2013 at 07:45 IST
a biased piece.no mention of automatic weapons and of the SP leader whose pics were seen on TV giving speeches.
you put all blame on one party and ur research over?
from:  vikas
Posted on: Sep 26, 2013 at 20:31 IST
whatever happened was really bad. riots happen all over the world and
bjp or modi can't be blamed for every riot in the world. i feel the
article is biased against one party. riots make life hell for people.
from:  ashish
Posted on: Sep 23, 2013 at 22:29 IST
There are varied stories about what was the immediate cause. Even this article fails to reveal what exactly the altercation was? Was it result of molestation? The truth about much talked about 'love jihad'. Facts should be brought before public instead of keeping us in the dark.
from:  Surendra Mishra
Posted on: Sep 22, 2013 at 11:41 IST
Whatever happened in Muzaffar Nagar it is quite clear that ulterior motives were involved by both SP and BJP. Politicians from both sides were responsible for fanning the religious hatred for political gains. It is disgusting and must be condemned unequivocally. The SP government's inept administration has lot to answer for. Those whoever involved in this bloodbath must be punished and banned from politics for their rest of life.
from:  Haider
Posted on: Sep 21, 2013 at 22:59 IST
Hindu and Muslim communalism both are ideologically responsible for communal Riots in Muzaffarnagar area. BJP and SP both are playing communal card in greed of so called vote bank. Whole of the vicious communal atmosphere was being built since last few months, Kawal village unfortunate incidents only lit the fire in already stretched communal BAARUD in whole area.
from:  prabhat kumar roy
Posted on: Sep 21, 2013 at 16:59 IST
Frontline, i urge you to ensure a piece which meticulously weighs both
sides of the story. you have failed to mention the august 30th meeting
where MLA'S AND MEMBERS OF SP,CONGRESS AND BSP were seen instigating
the mob for 'revenge and honour'. More so a private TV channels sting
operation has pointed out to the involvement of a Muslim SP leader
itself!. so, to blame BJP and RSS is absolutely bereft of any logic.
It has become a fashionable trend these days among st the media and
magazine houses. i hope this was but a minor aberration to your
otherwise non-judgmental and well researched articles.
from:  shashank shekhar
Posted on: Sep 21, 2013 at 08:33 IST
The article is well written but it bias toward Samajwadi Party and puts
the entire blame on BJP as the sole party responsible for riots.The
article is trying to hide the inefficiency of state government in
controlling the riots.
from:  gauri
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013 at 23:08 IST
Nicely written but its the same old piece of pseudo secularism, the
article is all about vilifying BJP/Hindu Right wing. There is no
mention of the 30th August meeting in Muzzaffarnagar, when after the
Friday prayers, many Muslim leaders from SP, BSP and Congress and
Muslim bureaucrats, gave passionate communal speeches, incited Muslims
to carry out violence against Hindus in the region. The Mahapanchayats
were held after that meeting, as a retaliotary show of strength.
Hindus coming from this Panchayat were ambushed by Muslims, which say
a massive retaliation by the Jats, which led to so many deaths. It is
SP which is in power in UP, not BJP. Why did SP let it all happen?
from:  Ishant
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013 at 11:50 IST
why is BJP being targeted? whose responsibility is it to maintain peace? riots were clearly fanned by SP to consolidate its own vote bank and Congress and BSP sat quite to reap the benefits afterwards. SP is in state govt., Congress is in centre even then riots are BJP's making? i would certainly expect from a magazine like Frontline to do unbiased reporting instead of playing in the hands of SECULARISTS.
from:  avinash kumar saurav
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 23:32 IST
The article scales new rhetorical heights. Firstly, it ignores the
most glaring aspect of the whole story: there was an abject failure of
administrative machinery. Why was it so is another story altogether.
Secondly, the tone here suggests as if the article has been jumbled
together with keeping BJP at the center.
Thirdly, it tries to paint the whole story in saffron and the
journalist would have done better to talk to some "genuine" stake
holders instead of few handpicked ones.
Fourthly, the unbalanced portrayal seems exacerbated with the patent
omission of the clear chronological order in which the events did take
place in conjunction with the administrative measures adopted to curb
the violence.
Lastly, it would have been better had the journalist inquired into the
role of political leadership of all the parties concerned instead of
focusing solely on BJP.
At the end, indeed its the article itself that takes the form of
rhetoric rather than the BJP as it attempts to portray.
from:  Sheelbhadra
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 23:26 IST
The Muzafarnagar incident is shameful. Madhur's comments are true. I'd
like to add that instead of media, supporting these vote bank politics,
it should act responsibly. Now a days coloring anything with saffron has
become the meaning of SECULARISM. A fellow is not considered secular
unless he hurts the majority by pulling out a saffron card. I mean,
whats wrong with being a hindu and a Nationalist ?
from:  Srihari
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 01:00 IST
Well written piece however you would have done well to investigate the laxity in administrations deployment of troops. I am no fan of Modi or BJP but its just too good a coincidence that the agitation/ Manahpanchayat was organised and happened inspite of section 144 in the area.
Any objective reading of the situation would not paint Saffron as the guilty party, as the write up here tries to do. The cyclist are just as bad, as are the others.
from:  Madhur
Posted on: Sep 18, 2013 at 16:09 IST
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