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Communal Riots in Hyderabad: Understanding the Causes

The communal violence in Hyderabad in early April was the result of decades of abandonment of the Old City and its people by secular parties and the almost complete neglect of basic administration. The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or the Majlis party, which has been strengthened by the communal politics of other parties, is today helping to revive Hindu communalism through its own politics of keeping religious divides alive. Establishing a good and impartial administration and opening up the space for secular politics is the only way to break out of this trap.

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The communal violence in Hyderabad in early April was the result of decades of abandonment of the Old City and its people by secular parties and the almost complete neglect of basic administration. The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or the Majlis party, which has been strengthened by the communal politics of other parties, is today helping to revive Hindu communalism through its own politics of keeping religious divides alive. Establishing a good and impartial administration and opening up the space for secular politics is the only way to break out of this trap.

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