Jamiat hands over 66 newly-built houses to UP Muzaffarnagar riot victims

New Delhi, August 27 (KMS): President of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Maulana Arshad Madani has handed over keys of newly-built houses to 66 families who lost their homes in the deadly Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013.

Thousands of families were displaced due to anti-Muslim riots in Muzaffarnagar district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in 2013.

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind in a statement said, “These people were still living in extreme despair in different places. Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has continued its relief and assistance from the very beginning as per its long tradition.” The statement added that the group has constructed 311 houses, mosques and schools at different places in the district and the victims have been settled in them.

In March 2019, Maulana Madani had inaugurated the proposed Jamiat Colony consisting of 151 houses in Bagowali village of Muzaffarnagar. “At that time, the keys of 85 houses were handed over to the riot victims,” said the statement.

“On Wednesday, Maulana Madani handed over the keys of the remaining 66 houses to the victims. A school for the religious education of the children of the victims and a mosque have also been built in the same colony.”

So far, 466 houses have been constructed for the Muzaffarnagar riot victims, and they have been resettled in them.

Addressing a grand function for handing over the keys of the houses to the beneficiaries, Maulana Madani said that “the riots in the city of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh can also be listed as horrific because for the first time, a large number of Muslims had left their homes due to the fear for their lives. In these riots, the police showed the partiality which caused the killing and looting in the rural areas of Muzaffarnagar.”

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