7 Worst Riots That Rocked India
BANGALORE: In India, religious violence is often accompanied with an act of aggression by supporters of one religious group against followers and organizations of another religious class, mostly in the form of mutiny. It is during the riots when people rely on killing, damage to property, raping, looting and widespread destruction to get their point across. The communal riot that broke out in Muzaffarnagar, UP, in 2013 has once again raised the bar among Indians, who are on the rise of communal clashes in the country and the nature of its sensitivity among the religious groups.
Here is the list of 7 grievous communal riots that India witnessed as listed by IndiaTV.
2013 Muzaffarnagar Violence: Muzaffarnagar has witnessed sporadic clashes from 27th August, 2013. The tension in this town escalated after three youths were killed in a wrangle, that was caused due to an incident of eve-teasing.
The riots took away lives of 40 people and have left 81 people severely injured. During the riots, people began firing at members of other community, and went on a stabbing spree. Thousands of people left their villages out of fear, but normalcy has gradually returned with the intervention from both communities.