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Dispatch 20 | Hate Against Muslims Causes Community’s Distrust in Government

Dispatch 20 | Hate Against Muslims Causes Community’s Distrust in Government

In this 20th video dispatch in the StoriesAsia On The Road series, our reporters drove to the Muslim-majority Mewat region, one of India’s least developed areas in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Our journalists wanted to see if the linking of a third of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India to a large Muslim gathering, hosted by the Tablighi Jamaat sect in India’s capital, Delhi last month, had any bearing on the community that lives about an hour’s drive from where the incident happened. The majority of the residents in Jaisinghpur village of Nuh district, where the journalists spoke with residents belong to the Tablighi Jamaat sect.

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** “On the Road” is a new series by StoriesAsia on the Coronavirus outbreak where we bring you stories that help you respond to this ongoing historic pandemic. Using their vehicles, StoriesAsia journalists will travel around to bring you stories of not just pain and suffering but also healing and heroism.

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