Nation Current Affairs 07 Feb 2017 UP tops list of comm ...

UP tops list of communal violence incidents, decrease in overall numbers

ANI
Published Feb 7, 2017, 3:43 pm IST
Updated Feb 7, 2017, 3:55 pm IST
155 incidents of violence were reported in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh in 2015, the number went up to 162 in the following year.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju. (Photo: File)
 Union Minister Kiren Rijiju. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: According to a statement submitted by Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh topped the list of incidents of communal violence in 2016.

While 155 incidents of violence were reported in the poll-bound state of Uttar Pradesh in 2015, the number went up to 162 in the following year.

 

As parties brace for elections in states including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur, the politically crucial state has topped the list while zero incidents were recorded in Manipur and Uttarakhand recorded only eight incidents.

On the other hand, Punjab which also did not witness any communal incident in 2014 and 2015 saw one incident of communal violence in 2016.

However, in other two states which will elect a new government in 2017, namely Goa and Uttarakhand, no such increase has been observed.

In overall tally of the country, Uttar Pradesh is followed by Maharashtra at second recording 97 incidents, followed by Gujarat at 74.

 

The fourth and fifth position has been taken by Rajasthan recording 72 and Bihar recording 61 such incidents.

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