Communal violence is among the bloodiest and most unfortunate blots on India’s history, and deserves very particular attention in the post-Independence era of a Constitutional secular democracy that promised equality and justice to all its citizens, irrespective of caste, creed or race. Why has this promise failed? It is true that, after over half a century of freedom, the frequency of communal rioting appears to be following a long-term declining trend.
Here are some pictures of some deadly riots in India..
This picture shows us the ground zero smoke pouring out from coach s-6 of Sabarmati express which was torched by a mob in Godhra on feb 27 th 2002.
56 people, mostly hindus had died.
THE FIRE SPREAD
The VISHVA hindu parishad activists protested at Baroda railway station near Godhra on the same day as the news spread
Citizens and firefighters worked out the wreckage of shops in ahmedabad which were following overnight riots
The burning train..
The angry croud..
Call for peace..
Chief minister Narendra Modi and his entourage examining the burnt coach shortly after the incident.