Muslims flee Indian business hub after religious clashes, attacks

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Muslims flee Indian business hub after religious clashes, attacks

More than 3,000 poor Muslims have fled a business hub outside New Delhi this month due to Hindu-Muslim clashes and targeted attacks. Shops, shacks, and houses owned or run by Muslims in two large slum areas were padlocked. The violence began after a Hindu religious procession was targeted and a mosque attacked. Although the unrest was quelled by the police, minor attacks on Muslims continued, causing fear among families who had moved to Gurugram for better opportunities. Stone-throwing, arson, and vandalization of Muslim shrines forced hundreds of families to seek shelter at a train station before leaving the area. The president of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind estimated that over 3,000 Muslims had left the district. Muslim shopkeepers reported being questioned about their businesses and families by members of hardline Hindu groups. Some Hindu owners of shops rented out to Muslims wanted them to vacate. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims have been rising, with Muslims feeling increasingly targeted since the BJP government came to power. The situation in Gurugram has raised concerns for multinational companies based there. The Haryana police have made arrests in connection with the violence, and some Muslims have started to return. The interior minister of Haryana’s BJP government assured that no one is asking Muslims to leave and that full security is being provided in sensitive areas.

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