List of MAJOR Riots / Incidents since 1947 Year State(s) Place

1947 Mainly Punjab / Bengal 1964 1967 1969 1970 1979 1980 1983 Bihar Bihar Gujarat Maharashtra Bihar UP Assam

Various Jamshedpur Ranchi Ahmedabad Bhiwandi Jamshedpur Moradabad Nellie Delhi Ahmedabad Meerut Bhagalpur Various Aligarh Hyderabad Surat Kanpur Mumbai Mumbai Godhra / Various Mumbai Kokrajhar

1984 Delhi / Haryana 1985 1987 1989 1987 – to date 1990 1990 1992 1992 Gujarat UP Bihar Jammu & Kashmir UP Andhra Pradesh Gujarat UP

1992 / Maharashtra 1993 1993 Maharashtra 2002 Gujarat 2008 Maharashtra 2012 Assam

Numbers Massacred / Killed (Approx.) Min 5,00,000 (worst riots in human history) 2000 177 2000 164 108 200 2200 (official) 5000 (unofficial)

Community Affected

Assailants

Hindus / Muslims / Sikhs Hindus /Muslims Muslims Muslims Muslims Hindus / Muslims Muslims Muslims

Hindus / Muslims / Sikhs Hindus / Muslims Hindus Hindus Hindus Hindus / Muslims Report Classified Congress Party Members Hindus PAC Hindus Islamic Terrorists Hindus Muslims Hindus / Muslims Hindus / Muslims Hindus / Muslims Islamic Terrorists Hindus / Muslims Islamic Terrorists Hindus / Muslim

4000 Sikhs

275 Muslims 50 Muslims 1150 Muslims Over 60,000. Hindus / Muslims / 4,50,000 displaced (ethnic cleansing) Troops 150 Muslims 300 Hindus 152 Hindus / Muslims 254 Hindus / Muslims 900 Hindus / Muslims 250 All Communities 1200 Hindus / Muslims 164 All Communities 77 Hindus/Muslims (from BD)

a) Between 1950 & Jawaharlal Nehru’s death, 243 riots were documented in 16 states... and for this ‘governance’ he got “Bharat Ratna”

b) During Indira Gandhi’s rule (66-77 & 80-84), 337 riots were documented in 15 states... and this 'governance' got her “Bharat Ratna”. Indira by far takes the shield for being the worst administrator of India when it comes to domestic security of its citizens c) During Rajiv Gandhi’s rule, 291 riots documented in 16 states, including the barbaric Sikh slaughter by his party's goons... and this ‘governance’ got him “Bharat Ratna”! And he gets another trophy for having the 2nd largest number of riots “under his belt”, even though he ruled for just 5 years! d) There were 1,194 communal riots documented in India from 1950-1995. Out of these 871 or 72.95% were during Nehru, Indira & Rajiv’s PM-ship! e) And for those who were stuck like broken gramophone in 2002, between 1950 and 1995, 245 (yes Two Hundred and Forty Five) riots were documented in the state of Gujarat. Yes, long before Narendra Modi! Now over to the hall-of-shame worst 18 (apart from 2002) using info someone already computed for us: WORST riot: 1947 Communal riots in Bengal | 5000-10000 Killed | Ruling party happened to be Congress

Riot 2: 1969 | Communal riots in Ahmedabad | More than 512 Killed in the city. 3000 to 15000 range in the entire state | Riots for 6 months | Ruling party happened to be Congress Riot 3: Oct 1984 | Communal riots in Delhi | 2733 Killed | Ruling party Congress | Almost 100% casualty were Sikhs, which makes this a Rajiv Gandhi led genocide on India's minorities | Followed by “Big Tree falls” justification too from the Prime Minister!

Riot 4: Feb 1983 | Communal violence in Nellie, Assam | 2000-5000 killed | PM – Indira Gandhi (Congress party) - India's worst slaughter of Muslims in any single riot (just 6 HOURS)

Riot 5: 1964 Communal riots in Rourkela & Jamshedpur | 2000 Killed | Ruling party Congress Riot 6: August 1980 | Moradabad Communal riots | Approx 2000 Killed | Ruling Party Congress

Riot 7: October 1989 | Bhagalpur, Bihar riots | 800 to 2000 killed | Ruling party Congress Riot 8: Dec 1992 - Jan 1993 | Mumbai, Maharashtra riots | 800 to 2000 killed | Ruling party Congress Riot 9: April 1985 | Communal riots in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | At least 300 Killed | Ruling party Congress

Riot 10: Dec 1992 | Aligarh, UP | At least 176 killed | Ruling party Congress (President's rule) Riot 11: December 1992 | Surat, Gujarat | At least 175 killed | Ruling party Congress Riot 12: December 1990 | Hyderabad, AP | At least 132 killed | Ruling party Congress

Riot 13: August 1967 | 200 Killed | Communal riots in Ranchi | Party ruling again Congress

Riot 14: April 1979 | Communal riots in Jamshedpur, West Bengal | More than 125 killed | Ruling party CPIM (Communist Party) Riot 15: 1970 | Bhiwandi communal riots in Maharashtra | Around 80 killed | Ruling party Congress Riot 16: May 1984 | Communal riots in Bhiwandi | 146 Killed, 611 Inj | Ruling party Congress | CM – Vasandada Patil

Riot 17: Apr-May 1987 | Communal violence in Meerut, UP | 81 killed | Ruling party Congress

Riot 18: July 1986 | Communal violence in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | 59 Killed | Ruling party Congress

Here's why I said numbers vary drastically. The figures listed for 1969 riots in Gujarat above shows 512 tragic victims. But the link here (http://www.gujaratriots.com/32/gujaratsbloody-history-of-violence/), tells a very different story. Maybe Ahmedabad city had that count, but overall in Gujarat, the count was 5000 officially ... 15000 or so unofficially. Of course, the main reason quoted is the political struggle of Indira Gandhi PM (CON-I) and Hitendra Desai CM (CON-O). Justice Reddy Commission identified 2398 instances of communal violence in Gujarat between 1960 and 1969 - that is THREE riots every FOUR days during the decade.
Most likely the effort to “fit-in” 2002 into the worst-10 hall of shame might even FAIL if we do proper research on the skeletons in the closet At the end of the day, it’s not just a number game, but human tragedy … reflects badly how fractured our society is/was. It is also worth recounting that there has not been a SINGLE major riot in Gujarat since 2002, which speaks volume about the most favourite ‘punching’ bag of ‘seculars’. Some learn from a mistake and turn around … while some other “Bharat Ratnas” just kept on scoring double & triple centuries :(

Party in Power

Prime Minister / Chief Minister

Congress Congress Jana Kranti Dal Congress Congress Janata Party Congress Congress Congress

Jawaharlal Nehru (PM) KB Sahay (CM) MP Sinha (CM) Hitendra Desai (CM) Vasantrao Naik (CM) Karpuri Thakur VP Singh (CM) Hiteshwar Saikia (CM)

Rajiv Gandhi (PM) Bhajan Lal (CM Haryana) Congress Madhav Sinh Solanki(CM) Congress Vir Bahadur Singh (CM) Congress Bhagwat Jha Azad National Conference Farook Abdullah (CM) /Narasimha /Presidents Rule / PDP Rao (PM) / MM Sayeed / Ghulam Janata Dal Mulayam Singh Yadav (CM) Congress Chenna Reddy (CM) Congress + Allies Chimman Bhai Patel(CM) Presidents Rule Narasimha Rao (PM) (Congress) Congress Sudhakarrao Naik (CM) Congress BJP Congress Congress Sharad Pawar (CM) Narendra Modi (CM) Vilasrao Deshmukh(CM) Tarun Gogoi (CM)

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