Relief Camps in Muzaffarnagar: A Photo Story

A glimpse of the camps of sorrow in Shamli district of western Uttar Pradesh. Fourty five hundred people have been living in inhuman conditions in Muzaffarnagar. A delegation of Jamia Students Solidarity Forum activists went recently to meet these people who were forced to flee their homes after the communal violence and continue to be abandoned by both the state and the society. Photos by Yasir Ali Mirza and Talha Bin Ehtasham

Muzaffarnagar Riot hit victims Malakpur camp in the Shamli District where fourty five hundred people have been living.
Muzaffarnagar Riot hit victims Malakpur camp in the Shamli District where fourty five hundred people have been living.
Women like her are forced to live in such unhygienic conditions, a young  girl with her child in the lap stares at us.
Women like her are forced to live in such unhygienic conditions, a young girl with her child in the lap stares at us.
Women tell their grievances to a member of Jamia Students’ solidarity forum
Women tell their grievances to a member of Jamia Students’ solidarity forum
“I could have offered you a better lunch had it been my home but in these camps I have nothing more to offer you than this chapatti and salt.”  Said, this old man while offering us food.
“I could have offered you a better lunch had it been my home but in these camps I have nothing more to offer you than this chapatti and salt.” Said, this old man while offering us food.
Children steal a moment of joy in the Madarsa of the camp amidst distressed conditions.
Children steal a moment of joy in the Madarsa of the camp amidst distressed conditions.
An injured woman waits for medical aid in the absence of any organized medical Centre.
An injured woman waits for medical aid in the absence of any organized medical Centre.
The tent where chief Medical Officer defies all claims of deaths taking place in the camps.
The tent where chief Medical Officer defies all claims of deaths taking place in the camps.
Contrary to the claims of chief medical officers claims, more and more graves outside the relief camps exposes the blatant lies of the government officials.
Contrary to the claims of chief medical officers claims, more and more graves outside the relief camps exposes the blatant lies of the government officials.
Students and Journalists argue with Uttar Pradesh’s officials to acknowledge the death of children.
Students and Journalists argue with Uttar Pradesh’s officials to acknowledge the death of children.
Jamia students solidarity forum members and Tanzil Rahman  distribute blankets to the victims.
Jamia students solidarity forum members and Tanzil Rahman distribute blankets to the victims.
  • If Akhilesh Yadav feels that Muslims will forget such administrative apathy in the next three years, they are too naive. Muslims supported the SP blindly for two decades, but now it’s over, finally over.