Shamli district

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Shamli district
Location of Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionSaharanpur
HeadquartersShamli
TehsilsShamli, Kairana, Oon
Government
 • Vidhan Sabha constituenciesShamli, Thanabhawan and Kairana
Area
 • Total1,063 km2 (410 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,274,815
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy81.97
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH-709A, NH-709B, NH-709AD

Shamli is a district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This district was carved out from Muzaffarnagar District on 28 September 2011 as Prabudh Nagar and renamed Shamli in July 2012. Shamli is the headquarters of the district. Shamli is located along the DelhiSaharanpur (National Highway-709B), Meerut-Karnal (Nation Highway-709A) and Panipat-Khatima (National Highway-709AD) Highways.

Shamli district comes in National Capital Region of India.[1]

Formation[edit]

The district was carved out of Muzaffarnagar district in September 2011 and named Prabudh Nagar. Shamli and Kairana tehsils of Muzaffarnagar formed the new district, it was renamed Shamli in July 2012 by the Uttar Pradesh government.[2]

2013 Riots[edit]

As in many other districts of western Uttar Pradesh, Shamli also suffered rioting during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.[3][4] A May 2015 report in India Today said that Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts were "considered sensitive" ever since the violent riots of August and September 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UP's Shamli district included in NCR". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  2. ^ http://information.up.nic.in/View_engnews.aspx?id=54
  3. ^ "In Riot-Hit Muzaffarnagar, a Beacon for Female Victims of Violence". The Wire. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Thread Bared". Outlook. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Western Uttar Pradesh tense after communal violence in Shamli". India Today. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2016.