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    India: MANY HINDUS & MUSLIMS GET ALONG DESPITE DEADLY RIOTING, MANY HINDUS AND MUSLIMS STILL GET ALONG AS AN INDIAN STATE HEADS FOR CRUCIAL ELECTIONS LAURINDA
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      India: MANY HINDUS & MUSLIMS GET ALONG


      DESPITE DEADLY RIOTING, MANY HINDUS AND MUSLIMS STILL GET ALONG AS AN
      INDIAN STATE HEADS FOR CRUCIAL ELECTIONS
      LAURINDA KEYS, Associated Press, 12/10/02

      AHMADABAD, India (AP) - Ten months ago when sectarian violence
      wracked this city and mobs killed hundreds, Hindus and Muslims in one
      poor neighborhood helped save one another from the flames.

      Now they say will unite again - this time at the ballot box on
      Thursday in a vote that will test India's religious tolerance.

      In the February violence, a gang of Hindus from outside the community
      burned and beat to death about 100 people of both faiths in the
      Naroda Patiya slum. Most of the more than 1,000 who lived there
      escaped.

      They returned after the bloodshed, rebuilt their community and now
      face elections in Gujarat state.

      "Everybody ran away together. We'll vote together," said Jayeda Banu,
      35, a Muslim whose family lives next door to that of Kamlaben
      Jethabhai, 60, a Hindu.

      "There's no difference here between Muslims and Hindus. Whatever
      happens we are all living together," Jethabhai said.

      Like many others in this impoverished quarter, both live in new
      concrete homes built by the Islamic Relief Committee - a charity that
      chose to ignore religious differences in its post-riot reconstruction
      work.

      Hindu nationalists whose rhetoric helped fuel religious riots for
      three months this year are trying retain power when voters elect a
      new legislature for the western state of GujaratÂ…



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