822 communal incidents killed 111 people in 2017: Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir

Karnataka has seen 100 communal incidents in 2017 in which nine people were killed and 229 injured while there were 91 incidents of riots in Rajasthan in which 12 people were killed and 175 injured.

Published: 07th February 2018 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th February 2018 07:07 AM   |  A+A-

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Communal incidents in the country killed 111 people and 2,384 others were injured in different parts of the country during the year 2017.

There were 822 communal incidents in the country in 2017, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in the Lok Sabha adding that the highest number of communal incidents in 2017 was reported in Uttar Pradesh where 44 people were killed and 542 others were injured in 195 communal incidents.

Karnataka has seen 100 communal incidents in 2017 in which nine people were killed and 229 injured while there were 91 incidents of riots in Rajasthan in which 12 people were killed and 175 injured, the minister added. He said there were 85 communal incidents in Bihar in 2017 in which three people were killed and 321 injured and there were 60 incidents of riots in Madhya Pradesh in which nine people were killed and 191 injured.

There were 58 incidents of communal violence in West Bengal in 2017 in which nine people were killed and 230 injured while Gujarat has witnessed 50 riots in which eight people were killed and 125 others were injured, Ahir said.

In the year 2016, as many as 86 people were killed and 2,321 others were injured in 703 incidents of communal violence while in 2015, there were 97 deaths and 2,264 people were injured due to 751 incidents of riots.

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