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Sanjay Kumar
Indian Muslims wary of man poised to take reins
Indian Muslims wary of man poised to take reins

He was 12, too young to process the horror: Mobs of youths barely older than him swarmed his neighborhood with daggers and axes. Homes and the local mosque were ransacked and burned, bodies hacked to pieces, Hindu religious chants used as cries of war. Mansoor Shah Suleiman escaped the sectarian riots that shook Ahmedabad and settled with his family in the Citizen Nagar relief camp on the outskirts of the city. Twelve years later, they still reside there, in a spartan concrete room in the shadow of a 10-story garbage dump so fetid that relatives refuse to visit them. As much of Ahmedabad has flourished, the camp has become a permanent Muslim slum, forgotten by the authorities and...

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