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Review Launched Into Hindu–Muslim Unrest in Leicester

The government has commissioned an independent review into the violence between the Hindu and Muslim communities in Leicester last year.
Leicester, known for its ethnic diversity, saw serious incidents of disorder following India’s victory over Pakistan in an Asia Cup cricket match on Aug. 28, 2022.
Groups of men from the Hindu and Muslim communities, mostly masked or hooded, were seen in tense confrontations and stand-offs on the city’s streets, leading to dozens of arrests.
The unrest also spread to Birmingham, also a city with large South Asian populations.
In a statement on Friday, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities said, “In September 2022, community tensions led to a spate of vandalism, assaults, and attacks on places of worship and other properties in Leicester, in some cases highlighting divisions between different groups across the city and beyond.”…

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