A 32-year-old activist from the Vijay Park area of northeast New Delhi, was helping residents Friday, irrespective of religion, since riots erupted there last week.

“These riots are not between Hindus and Muslims. We are all brothers and have been living in the area since birth,” said Shanu Siddiqui.

“We have a Hindu priest living next door, and another Hindu family just across and we have made sure they are comfortable too.
Because when the mob attacks a Muslim-dominated area, they end up attacking everyone. We need to make sure that we stick around each other as brothers and

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