It seems that nefarious forces are at work, terrorizing innocent citizens to flee in order to execute a demographic change. Western UP has historically had a significant Muslim population alongside a strong Hindu majority. Over the years, however, multiple factors have resulted in a situation where an increasing Muslim population has begun to edge out the Hindu population. For example, Muzaffarnagar, the site of 2013 riots used to be 71% Hindu in 1981. As per 2011 census, that number stands at 56%. Similarly for Kairana, 2011 census counts around 68% of the population as Muslim, whereas that number in 2001 was 48%. As per estimates, the number of Hindus in Kairana had dwindled to 8% in June 2016. And that is not it, recent newspaper reports point towards a similar trend in Aligarh.