03, Aug 2015
New Delhi: Incidents of communal violence in the country have gone up in the first six months of 2015 compared to the corresponding period last year, with 330 riots reported till June this year in which 51 people lost their lives.
According to Home Ministry data, there were 330 incidents of communal violence between January and June, 2015 in comparison to 252 in the first six months of 2014. Altogether 51 people have lost their lives and 1,092 others injured in communal violence so far this year.
As many as 33 people had lost their lives in first six months of last year. There were 644 riots in the entire 2014 in which 95 people were killed and 1,921 injured.
Samajwadi Party-ruled UP recorded the highest number of 68 such incidents in which 10 people were killed and 224 injured. There were 133 riots in UP in 2014 in which 26 people lost their lives and 374 wounded. JD(U)-ruled Bihar has witnessed 41 incidents till June 2015 in which 14 people lost their lives and 169 others were injured.