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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 12th December 2019 09:04
The so called communal riots in India have been in reality the pogroms against Muslims. We shall take a look at the data to assess this hypothesis.
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 12th December 2019 09:07
Gujrat 1969


The 1969 Gujarat riots refers to the communal violence between Hindus and Muslims during September–October 1969, in Gujarat, India. The violence was Gujarat's first major riot that involved massacre, arson and looting on a large scale. It was the most deadly Hindu-Muslim violence since the 1947 partition of India, and remained so until the 1989 Bhagalpur violence.

According to the official figures, 660 people were killed, 1074 people were injured and over 48,000 lost their property. Unofficial reports claim as high as 2000 deaths.

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The Muslim community suffered the majority of the losses.

Out of the 512 deaths reported in the police complaints, 430 were Muslims.

Property worth 42 million rupees was destroyed during the riots, with Muslims losing 32 million worth of property.

A distinctive feature of the violence was the attack on Muslim chawls by their Dalit Hindu neighbours who had maintained peaceful relations with them until this point.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 29th December 2019 15:27
Oriya Maqbool Jan Sahab has just released a video that uses extensive reportage of 1969 Gujrat riots. Is he reading our posts on MS?

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