90 Killed in 561 Communal Violence Incidents Till October

Published: 02nd December 2014 04:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd December 2014 04:21 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: There have been 561 incidents of communal violence in the country till October this year in which 90 people were killed and 1,688 injured, with Uttar Pradesh topping the list, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that in 2013, 133 people were killed and 2,269 were injured in 823 incidents of communal violence across the country.

Altogether 94 people were killed and 2,117 others injured in 668 incidents of communal violence in 2012.

Rijiju said the highest number of people, 25, were killed in Uttar Pradesh in 129 incidents of communal violence till October 2014.

A total of 13 people were killed in 61 incidents in Rajasthan and 12 people were killed in 82 incidents of communal violence in Maharashtra this year.

Ten people were killed in 42 incidents of communal violence in Madhya Pradesh and eight people died in 59 incidents of communal violence in Gujarat this year so far.

"The incidents are reported to be attributed to religious factors, gender related disputes, alleged blasphemous portrayal of religion/ religious symbols of social media or

mobile applications, dispute overs over land belonging to religious sites and other issues," Rijiju said.

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