The clashes between the Hindu and Muslim communities in Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, India in end of September 2013, resulted in at least 62 deaths including 42 Muslims and 20 Hindus and injured 93 and left more than 50,000 displaced. By 17 September, the curfew was lifted from all riot affected areas and the army was also withdrawn.
October 2nd 2013 Khalsa Aid ( Panjab Team ) carried out an extensive assessment at the temporary ” refugee” camps in the Indian state of UP. These people were fleeing from the communal violence which has displaced 10000s of people, many others have lost their lives.
After the assessment as per need, Khalsa aid decided to distribute blankets and battery lights.
Khalsa Aid prepared 1000 hand held torches to those affected by the recent communal violence in UP, India. The makeshift camps were mostly without electric, these torches were helped the frail and elderly to get about in the dark and also distributed 1000 Blankets.
Khalsa Aid spent around 4.5 Lacs Indian Rupees for almost 2 weeks and helped 2500 people suffering from it.