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Saharanpur’s peace didn’t give some politicians the peace of mind

The violence in Saharanpur is a result of the BJP's strategy to polarize voters with respect to Muslims. That's their way of appeasing Jats unhappy with the treatment of their brethren in BJP-ruled next-door Haryana and of sowing discontent among Dalits aligned with Muslims 

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Vidya Bhushan Rawat

Vidya Bhushan Rawat is a social activist, author and documentary filmmaker. He has authored 'Dalit, Land and Dignity'; 'Press and Prejudice'; 'Ambedkar, Ayodhya aur Dalit Andolan; 'Impact of Special Economic Zones in India'; and 'Tark Ke Yoddha'. His films – 'The Silence of Tsunami', 'The Politics of Ram Temple', 'Ayodhya: Virasat Ki Jung', 'Badlav ke aur: Struggle of Balmikis of Uttar Pradesh' and 'Living on the Edges' – explore a wide range of contemporary sociopolitical issues.

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