Muslims 'living in fear' accorss India

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Pakistani Rangers (wearing black) and Indian Border Security Force personnel (wearing brown) take part in daily beating of the retreat ceremony at the Pakistan India Wagah border post in Wagah. – File Photo

NEW DELHI: Sabina Bibi and her three-year-old daughter queued for more than 12 hours without food just to get a spelling corrected in her ration card.
The 33-year-old daily wage worker joined hundreds of men and women with similar concerns standing in line outside the government Block Development Office in Basudevpur, in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal.
For Muslims in the eastern Indian state, which borders Bangladesh, these are nervy times. Panic has swept through the Muslim community, which makes up 34 percent of the West Bengal population.–Agencies