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A year on, India’s riot victims say justice still unserved

NEW DELHI (AP) — Muslims who were injured, burned out of their homes and threatened during India’s worst communal riots in decades are still shaken and fear they may never see justice. Many say police repeatedly have refused to investigate accusations against Hindu rioters. The riots one year ago in New Delhi left 53 people dead, most of them Muslims. Police insist their investigations have been fair, but accounts from Muslim victims and from rights groups have indicated leaders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party and the New Delhi police force tacitly supported the Hindu mobs. Some victims hope India’s courts will come to their help. But others have come to believe the system under Modi’s government has become stacked against them.

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