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House razed after Ujjain clash, a neighbour crosses fault-lines to shelter family of 19 displaced

It was stone-pelting on a march of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), allegedly raising provocative slogans while passing through Begum Bagh here, that brought the Ujjain district administration to the Muslim-dominated locality on December 26. Abdul Rafeeq’s house was razed in the action that followed. 

His family of 19 has since then been sheltered in one room of her house by his neighbour Meera Bai, who agrees with Rafeeq that there was no reason for the police to pull down his two-storey home….

Several incidents of violence following rallies carried out by Hindu right-wing groups have been reported in Madhya Pradesh’s Malwa region recently….