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Compromise initiative in Muzaffarnagar riot

Statesman News Service | Meerut |

Facing the aftermath of the terrible riot since past four years leaders of both affected communities of Muzzaffarnagar have now taken initiative to revive the relations amongst them followed by an amicable compromise.

A committee of 20 members comprising social leaders and riot victims has been formed to work out a compromise between the affected families of the duo communities . The riots had hit 9 villages in district Muzaffarnagar and Shamli in 2013 in which many people have lost their lives and many displaced .

A meeting of social, political leaders and riot victims was held in Muzaffarnagar on Sunday in which BSP leader Qadir Rana, former MP Harendra Malik, Gulam Mohd Jaula, BKU chief Naresh Tikait had participated to discuss the issue . They discussed at length ways and means to evolve the formula of a compromise and bring back harmony in the area.

For this riot victims of all 9 villages would be approached and on the basis of their feedback the compromise formula would be worked out. It was suggested that the execution of the efforts should be implemented from one of the most affected village and consensus was developed for village Purbaliyan of Muzaffarnagar where 4 persons were killed during riot.

” The basic aim is to develop again an atmosphere of communal peace and harmony in the riot hit villages , ” said BKU chief Naresh Tikait adding that riot had its implications on both communities’ and they should realise it’s ill effects . The issues could be resolved only with a dialogue.

Gulam Mohd Jaula, National President of Bhartiya Kisan Mazdoor Manch, told that a group had also met Mulayam Singh Yadav on December 26 in this regard and he assured of extending his support to efforts being carried out to resume harmony between the two communities.

The riots have claimed lives of more than 60 persons died whereas over 50 thousand had to leave their homes in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts in September 2013 after an incident of Eve teasing in village Kawal of Charthawal are in Muzaffarnagar.

In fact families of many riot victims had opposed the efforts of compromise in the past saying that it would deprive them from long awaited justice. However the sources say that some have had compromised at individual level. Many villagers were named in the chargesheet in the cases of riot for their role which included BJP minister Suresh Rana and MLAs Sangeet Som and Umesh Malik.