ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Explaining the Violence in Muzaffarpur

Caste, Community and Crime

The violence against Pasmanda Muslims in Azizpur-Bahilwara in Muzaffarpur cannot be understood as an instance of conventional communal strife between Hindus and Muslims. This report from the ground indicates that different layers of caste, community, administrative and patronage networks have played a role in fostering the violence but also in containing it.

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