After the independence India faced many communal riots, perhaps riots being every year. But not a single government can stop the riots. Every time political parties blame once another but can’t gave any solution to stop the riots. For the riots Secular parties blame to the communal parties and communal parties blame to the double policy of secular parties but every time only public burned in the fire of riots not the politician.
There is no religion, caste and ideology of a politician. But they always talk about the caste and religion, actually politicians are playing with public by these words, every time politicians won the game and public loses. Not only public loses but a nation lose there culture, identity and sovereignty. Yes these communal riots are the curse for the nation though our nation faced every year these communal riots. I have study these riots and here I giving some major riots in India:
YearCity/State CasualtiesInjuredC.M. / Party in Government
1947Calc/W Bengal5000 diedd 25000 Prafull Ghosh / Congress
1947Punjab 5000 diedd 3000 Gopichand Bhargav/ Cong.
1964W. Bengal 2000 diedd Prafull Sen / Congress
1967Ranchi 183 diedd Mahamaya Prasad/ Cong
1968Asam 82 diedd B.P. Chalina / Congress
1969Gujarat 512 diedd H. K. Desai / Congress
1970/Maharashtra 120 diedd V.P. Naik / Congress
1972Nonari / U.P. 76 diedd K. P. Tripathi / Congress
1977Varanasi / U.P. 5 diedd Ram Naresh / Janata Party
1978Sambhal / U.P. 25 diedd Ram Nresh Yadav / J.P.
1978Hydrabad/ A.P. 19 diedd J.V. Rav / Congress
1979Jamshedpur/Bihar120 diedd Karpoori Thakur / J.P.
1980Moradabad/ U.P.2000 diedd V.P. Singh / Congress I
1981Biharsharif/ Bihar 80 diedd J. Mishar / Congress I
1982Meerut / U.P. 12 diedd 30 Sripati Mishra / Cong. I
1982Baroda / Gujarat17 diedd 50 M.S. Solanki / Cong. I
1983Malur / Karnataka Ramkrishna Hedge/ J.P.
1983Malegaon/Maharashtra VasantRao Patil/ Cong. I
1983Hazaribagh/ Bihar ChandraShekher/ Cong I
1983Hydrabad / A.P. 45 diedd 150 N.T.Ramarao / TDP
1984/Maharashtra 146 diedd 611 VasantRao Patil/ Cong. I
1984Delhi 2733 diedd Cent. Govt. Congress I
1985Ahemdabad/ 300 diedd M.S. Solanki / CongressI
1986Ahemdabad/ 59 diedd 80 Amarsingh chodhary/Cong.
1987Meerut/ U.P.3000 diedd Bir Bahadur Singh/ Cong.
1989Indore 27 diedd Moti Lal vora / Congress
1989Kota/Rajasthan S. C. Mathur / Congress
1989Bhadrak/Orissa17 died J.B. Patnaik / Congress
1990Gujarat 265 died 775 ChimmanbhaiPatel/J.P.
1990Jaipur / Rajasthan72 died 644 B.S. shekhawat / J.P.
1990Uttar Pradesh94 died 69 Mulayam Singh /SJP
1990Delhi 100 died Central Government
1990Assam 37 died P.K. Mahantha/ AGP
1990Maharashtra Sharad Pawar / Congress
1990Bihar 996 died Jagannath Mishara/ Cong
1990Madhya Pradesh13 died 150 Sunderlal Patwa / BJP
1990Karnataka 60 died S. Bangarappa / Congress
1990Hydrabad/ A.P. 299 died 350 M.C. Reddy / Congress
1991Banaras / U.P. 50 died Kalyan Singh / BJP
1991Baroda / Gujarat66 died 170 ChimmanbhaiPatel/J.P.
1992Sitamarhi /Bihar44 died Laloo Prasad Yadav/JD
1992Surat / Gujarat200 died ChimmanbhaiPatel/J.P.
1992Bombay 1000 died Sudhakarrao naik/ NCP
1992Bhopal /M.P. 143 died Sunderlal Patwa / BJP
1995Madras/Tamilnadu 4 died Jayalalita / AIADMK
1995Karnataka 1 died 2 HD Devegoda / JD
1995Kerala 2 died AK Antony / Congress
1995Bihar 5 died Laloo yadav / RJD
1995Hydrabad / AP 2 died 100 Chandrababu Naidu/TDP
1998Ajmer/ Rajasthan 25 died B S Shekhawat/ JP
1998Moradabad / UP3 died 50 Kalyan Singh / BJP
1998Hydrabad / AP 4 died 16 Chandrababu Naidu/TDP
1998Munger / Bihar 3 died 39 Rabri Devi / RJD
1998Suratkul/Karnataka 12 died JH Patel / JP
1999Surat/Gujarat 7 died 27 Keshubhai Patel/ BJP
2001Nalanda/Bihar 8 died 6 Rabri Devi / RJD
2001Moradabad / UP6 died Rajnath singh / BJP
2001Maharashtra 2 died 30 Vilasrao Deshmukh/Cong.
2001Malegaon/ 16 died Vilasrao Deshmukh/Cong.
2002/Gujarat 2000died Narendra Modi / BJP
2002/Maharashtra 9 died 16 Sushil shinde / Congress
2003Kerala 9 died A.K Antony / Congress
I have this detail since 2003 but its enough for the study. (In this detail some small riots, riots on cast system and on due to reservation has not been taken, figures of casualties and injuries is as per government record or nearby actual figures.)
This study has shown that approx every year riots being in India. And there is no progress for stop the riots till today. It’s not a matter which government ruled in the state, Congress, Janata Party, BJP and any others, riots are taking place every now and then. Every time politicians, a part of media, and intellectual, discuss only for the Gujarat riots and Narendra Modi, they don’t argue for other riots.
Yes Narendra Modi was responsible for Gujarat riots but what about 1969 in Gujarat, 1980 in Moradabad (UP), 1984 in Delhi, 1987 in Meerut (UP), 1990 in Bihar, and Maharashtra Every time congress government was ruling in the state and the center also. But it’s not a matter riots are riots and at the time of secular government, there were secular riots, communal government – communal riots.
All governments are blaming to each other, only giving the reason of communal riots not giving the solution to stop this. After the death of Indira Gandhi, there being communal riots in Delhi, and a minister of a government has told that “JAB KOI BADA PED GIRTA HAI TAB DHARTI TO HILTI HI HAI”. Such type of statements has shown the irresponsibility of the politicians.
Public acted foolishly and due to illiteracy and unemployment, they can’t understand strategy of politicians. Try to stop these riots and stop this dirty politics – secular, communal or otherwise. Do not divide the country.