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Communalism and Communal Violence, 1997

Violence, 1997 Asghar Ali Engineer IT is true that in the post-Babri period there have been no major riots in India, But it will not be correct to maintain that the period has been entirely free of communal violence either. Each year during this period there have been communal skirmishes in different parts of India. But it is true that there have been no major planned riots and the riots which have taken place were not only unplanned but also were not backed by any political party. In 1997 too, most of the riots except the one in Coimbatore in the first week of December were on smaller scale and apparently without any backing from any political party.

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