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IT Riots

The government is trying to balance the needs of the IT industry and the concerns of those who feel they have been left out.

Social tensions exploded in April during the funeral of the famous film star Rajkumar, when mourners demanded that IT firms like Microsoft shut down for a day as a sign of respect.

When they refused, riots erupted that left 8 dead and caused $40m (20m) worth of damages.

Words and pictures: Steve Schifferes

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