India court hands 7 Muslim men life sentences

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India court hands 7 Muslim men life sentences

NEW DELHI: Indian court today sentenced seven Muslims to life imprisonment accused of for the murder of two Hindus resulting in the killing sixty-five and displacing thousands in anti Muslim riots.

The riots began in the district of Muzaffarnagar and spread to other areas in the country’s most populous state months before the 2014 election won by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party.

All the victims of the riots were Muslims, including about 12,000 people who were made temporarily homeless due to the unrest that polarised western Uttar Pradesh on religious lines.