11:26
09 december 2022

Leicester’s unrest is a problem for the whole city, not just Hindu and Muslim communities

Leicester’s unrest is a problem for the whole city, not just Hindu and Muslim communities

Last month’s violent confrontations between groups of Hindu and Muslim men in Leicester seem to take many in the English city (including police) by surprise; however, Professor Chris Allen of the University of Leicester believes that rushing through a proposed review into the violence risks a failure to recognise that neither Muslim nor Hindu communities are one-dimensional or singular, and that not all the problems they experience are based in religion.
Since late August, the city of Leicester in England has seen violent confrontations between groups of Hindu and Muslim men. The situation escalated on 17 September when about 200 Hindu men marched through a Muslim-majority area of east Leicester.

Wearing masks, hoodies and balaclavas, they chanted “Jai Shri Ram” (meaning “Hail Lord Ram”), a phrase synonymous with Hindu nationalist violence in India.

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