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India violence leaves trail of burned Muslim homes, shops

Islamic scholar complains of properties being 'selectively razed'

This tailoring shop in Karauli, Rajasthan, was looted and gutted by fire. (Photo by Meer Faisal)

NEW DELHI -- A wave of religious communal violence across India coinciding with a Hindu festival has left at least one person dead, dozens injured, numerous Muslim-owned properties destroyed -- and residents bracing for the possibility of further clashes.

"Where will we go now? We have no means to survive or earn" a living, said Abid, 32, whose seventh-generation family home and popular bangle shop in Karauli, in northern India's Rajasthan, were burned in early April as Hindus rallied in celebration of their New Year.

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