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Muzaffarnagar riot victims show black flags to Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 21:02

Zee Media Bureau

Muzaffarnagar: Black flags were shown to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday while he was returning from the relief camps where the distressed riot victims are staying.

According to news reports, riot victims blocked Rahul`s convoy and showed him black flags at Kandhla relief camp, claiming not enough has been done for them.

While urging them to return to their villages, Gandhi also held interactions with riot victims at nearby Khurgan camp where Congress has put up medical camps.
However, the misery of these victims does not seem to come to an end as the Uttar Pradesh health department had issued an alert for the people living in the riot relief camps in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts in view of the severe winter conditions in the region.

Meanwhile, people living at the relief camp at Loee village in the district had a harrowing time on Friday night as rain water entered the camp. 

The Gandhi scion asked the victims residing in relief camps in Shamli district and asked them as to what could be done so that they feel comfortable in returning to their homes. 

He also told the riot victims that the purpose of those who orchestrated the clashes was to ensure that they do not return to their homes. 
Around 65 people were killed and 85 others were injured in communal clashes that took place in Muzaffarnagar in September. 

Thousands of people fled their homes after the riots and several of them have refused to return.

First Published: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 16:54
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