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

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Bhagalpur Riot Inquiry Commission Report

Commission Report Asghar Ali Engineer IT would be no exaggeration to maintain that the Bhagalpur riot of October 1989 was one of the major riots of the post-independence India. More than 1,000 people perished and many more were permanently maimed. Property worth crores of rupees was destroyed and the riots left permanent scar on the minds of several thousands of people. Bhagalpur riots were a worst example of religious frenzy and communal madness. They also show how, for the sake of capturing votes, the communalists brought about extensive destruction and how entire secular political discourse was thoroughly communalised. No secular space was left for any kind of dialogue between the two major communities.

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