Muzaffarnagar riots: Justice eludes Indian rape victims

Muzaffarnagar, India – A young Muslim woman is waiting for the police to arrest the four Hindu men she has accused of raping her on September 8 last year in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

The 25-year-old – whose name cannot be mentioned under Indian law – told Al Jazeera she was cooking when her alleged attackers, Hindus of the Jat caste, barged into her house in the village of Fugana and gang-raped her.

“I will carry this shame for all my life, but not one of them is in jail,” she said.

Six other Muslim women are also waiting for police to make arrests in their cases of gang-rape committed during the religious riots between the Jat community and Muslims in Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts in western Uttar Pradesh.

The deadly violence claimed the lives of more than 50 people and displaced more than 50,000…read it at Al Jazeera.

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