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Major religious riots, since Independence

Posted on: November 10, 2009

Major religious riots, since Independence

Year Riot State / Region Cause Aftermath
1984 Anti Sikh massacre Delhi Assassination of Indira Gandhi 2,700 Sikhs killed[69]
1992-1993 Bombay Riots Mumbai Demolition of Babri Masjid 900 people dead
2002 Gujarat Riots Gujarat Godhra train burning 1,044 people killed; 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus (including those killed in the Godhra train fire) 
2008 Kandhamal riots Kandhamal district, Orissa Murder of Swami Lakshmanananda Over 20 killed and over 12,000 displaced

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