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Attack on Migrants Stalls Work in Many Factories in India’s Gujarat State

Indians from Uttar Pradesh state board a buses as they leave in Ahmedabad on October 9, 2018. (Photo: SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Mukesh Patel’s factory making decorative lights sits eerily silent during what should be one of its busiest times of the year. Work at the plant in Ahmedabad, the largest city in India’s western state of Gujarat, has come to a standstill just ahead of India’s crucial festival shopping season as dozens of his workers have fled the state. Their departure in recent days followed news of violence in Gujarat against migrant workers from the central states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. Tens of thousands of them have fled in recent days, and many of the small factories and…

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