Com­mu­nal Vi­o­lence Up in UP: Ri­jiju

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

NEW DELHI: Poll-bound Ut­tar Pradesh has seen a rise in in­ci­dents of com­mu­nal vi­o­lence with 162 such cases re­ported last year as against 155 in 2015, Min­is­ter of State for Home Kiren Ri­jiju said to­day. As many as 488 and 419 peo­ple were in­jured dur­ing 2016 and 2015 re­spec­tively in these in­ci­dents, he said in a writ­ten re­ply to Lok Sabha. A to­tal of 29 peo­ple were killed in these in­ci­dents in 2016, as against 22 in 2015. In all 133 such in­ci­dents were re­ported in UP in 2013 re­sult­ing in death of 26 peo­ple and in­jury to 374, he said.—

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