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Delhi riots: Victims struggle to rebuild their lives

A few weeks have passed since violent mobs rampaged through neighborhoods on the outskirts of New Delhi, leaving death and destruction in their wake. According to official numbers, 53 people were killed and over 200 were injured. Hundreds of houses and shops were set on fire, along with thousands of vehicles.

For some of those who lived through the riots, the suffering continues, as they have lost everything they owned. Thousands of these people are now living in “homeless camps,” with no sign if their lives will ever return to normal.

DW visited one of these camps located in northeast New Delhi’s Mustafabad. Walking to the site of the camp felt like visiting a live museum to the extent of the violence that rocked the neighborhood, with remnants of the riots found in the canals and damaged buildings.…

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Delhi violence: Volunteers submit memorandum of demands to Delhi gov’t about relief and rehabilitation (Mar 23, 2020, Sabrang India)

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