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At a time when Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav dreams toplay a vital role in the forthcoming general election ...
46 houses of Muslims and one mosque were burnt. More than hundredpeople fled away from their houses and took shelters in M...
Bhadarsa (Faizabad)Durga Puja150 homes mostly of Muslims,were burnt and looted. (103 as said by the govt.)Shahganj (Faizab...
35 Muslims’ shops were looted and burnt. 350 people were accused forrioting.Six Muslims including one minor was shot dead ...
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  1. 1. At a time when Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav dreams toplay a vital role in the forthcoming general election in 2014, hisparty’s style of governance is being highly criticized in UttarPradesh as it witnessed more than hundred communal clashes in the year2012 alone.People of Uttar Pradesh hoped for a change when Mulayam’s son AkhileshYadav sworn in as chief minister of the state in last march. Membersof minority communities, especially the Muslims, were optimistic abouttheir safety and security; they envisaged freedom from key socialtribulations- increasing communalism and witch-hunt of Muslim youthsin the name of terror- they were facing since couple of years. Nowthey have understood that it was a dream, which wouldn’t be realizedanymore.According to a report released by the Ministry of Home Affairs,government of India in November last year, the Uttar Pradesh with 104incidents topped in the list of communal tension and clashes in 2012,altogether leaving 34 dead and 456 injured.Whereas places like Mathura, Bareilly, Pratapgarh, Faizabad,Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Allahabad and state capital Lucknowwitnessed major riots.1 June--------Kosi Kalan, MathuraA boy was urinating nearby ablution pond of a Mosque resulting in aheated argument and later a fight over it.3 Muslims and 2 Hindus were killed. 16 injured. More than a dozen ofshops were burnt. 171 people including BSP MLC named in FIRCompensation of Rs. 5 lakh to the families of died persons and 50,000to the injured was announcedThe current status is not known.23 June-------------Asthan , PratapgarhA Dalit girl was raped and murdered allegedly by the Muslim youths.
  2. 2. 46 houses of Muslims and one mosque were burnt. More than hundredpeople fled away from their houses and took shelters in Madrasa ofother village.Some police officials have been suspended. Compensation was announced.Rs. 2.5 lakh compensation has been given by govt. No more details areavailable till now23 July-------BareillyKanwariays played devotional songs on amplifier near mosque during Ramazan.Four including 3 Muslims were killed, 35 Muslims’ shops were lootedand burnt. 350 people were accused for rioting.Four policemen have been suspended.SP leader Shivpal Yadav gave compensation of Rs. 3 lakh to thefamilies of deceased.Rs. 2 lakh compensation from govt. to the families of deceased. OnlyRs. 10,000 for burnt/looted shop owners.80 percent of the arrestees were Muslims. Many of them are still in jail.14 Sept-------Masuri, GaziabadMuslims-police clashes over Quran desecrationSix people including one minor killed in police firing. More than 12 injuredRs. 5 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to Rs.100,000 for the families of the injured.24 Oct-----Faizabad clashes
  3. 3. Bhadarsa (Faizabad)Durga Puja150 homes mostly of Muslims,were burnt and looted. (103 as said by the govt.)Shahganj (Faizabad)During Durga Pooja23 homes, mostly of Muslims, burnt and looted !********************************************************** *********************************** ******************** ***********Highlights of communal riots-2012 in UPCommunal violence broke-out in Kosi Kalan village of Mathura districton 1 June, killing five persons including three Muslims. More than adozen shops were burnt down.On 23 June, communal riots erupted in Asthan village of Pratapgarhdistrict. Accusing Muslims youths of rape and murder of a Dalit girl,46 houses were burnt and a Mosque was also torched. Violence left morethan one hundred and fifty people injured, of which most were womenand children.Bareilly town witnessed communal clashes on 23July (1st day ofMuslims’ holy month Ramazan). Four including 3 Muslims were killed and
  4. 4. 35 Muslims’ shops were looted and burnt. 350 people were accused forrioting.Six Muslims including one minor was shot dead by the UP Police on 14September while they were protesting against the desecration of theholy Quran in Ghaziabad.Communal clashes on 24 October during Durga idol immersion spread tomore than six more places across Faizabad. Two persons were killedand more than 200 houses and business establishments, mostly belongingto the Muslim community, were torched.Faizabad is a district that houses Ayodhya, where 15thcentury BabriMasjid was demolished by the Hindutva extremist groups in 1992 thatled to worst communal violence across the country. Interestingly, nota single incident was reported in Faizabad that is only 6km away fromAyodhya.

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