Communal violence up 28% under Modi govt but short of UPA's decadal high

India was ranked fourth in the world in 2015-after Syria, Nigeria and Iraq-for the highest social hostilities involving religion


IndiaSpend | Chaitanya Mallapur Mumbai
Communal violence under the National Democratic Alliance government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party increased 28% over three years to 2017–822 “incidents” were recorded that year–but it was short of the decadal high of 943 in 2008, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of home ministry data.
Uttar Pradesh (UP)–the most populous state in the country–reported most incidents (1,488) over the last decade.
Kasganj in western UP witnessed communal violence on January 26, 2018, in which a 22-year old youth–Chandan Gupta–was killed after being hit by a bullet.

First Published: Feb 09 2018 | 08:46 AM IST

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