Making hay when the city burns


In March 2010 there was a communal riot in Hyderabad. A group of citizens organisations have come to the conclusion that conflict between two groups was fomented by real estate sharks into a big riot. Here is the full report.

What started off as a tiff between the two communities over celebration of festivals was turned into a full-scale riot by real estate mafia. For the first time in the history of Hyderabad a number of religious places have been attacked and demolished and the real estate mafia is behind this. There is evidence that the mobs who carried out these attacks did not belong to Hyderabad, their language and appearance was also different. Even the stones that were used to pelt at religious places and houses were brought from outside.

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