ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Communal Fire Engulfs Ahmedabad Once Again

Communal Fire Engulfs Ahmedabad Once Again Asghar Ali IT was on March 18 that the agitation against enhanced reservations for the Backward Castes had turned communal when after a successful Bandh Muslim houses were set ablaze in Ahmedabad city. The communal disturbances continued for a couple of days in that phase claiming 19 lives (14 in police firing and 5 in stabbings) and causing severe injuries to 52 persons and damage worth Rs 3 crore to property. The army had to be called in to assist the civil authorities. However, by the end of March the situation seemed to be under control and the authorities felt confident enough to withdraw the army.

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