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BJP MLA Suresh Rana talks to media at Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow. Rana was later arrested by the police in connection with the Muzaffarnagar violence.

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Schoolgirls on the way to their school that reopened after a week in the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar district.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi interact with riot victims at a relief camp at Tawli in Muzaffarnagar district.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi interact with riot victims at Tawli Madrasa relief camp of riot-torn Muzaffarnagar.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi interacts with families of riot victims at Bassi Kalan relief camp in Muzaffarnagar.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interact with locals at Barwala in Muzaffarnagar.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi interact with families of riot victims at Bassi Kalan relief camp in Muzaffarnagar.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with a victim's family during his visit to the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav meeting the families of the victims of communal violence in Muzaffarnagar.

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Burqa-clad women walk past security jawans at Khalapar as the curfew was relaxed in Muzaffarnagar during the daytime.

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Larger Than Life Modi hoarding in curfew-bound Muzaffarnagar town

Tribhuvan Tiwari

What do we do if they molest our girl? Jat community members in Kutba village

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Left with nothing A Muslim disorientedly surveys his house, looted and burnt down, in Kutba village

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Exiled in death Mass burial of Muslims at Basikalan

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh waves to his supporters after being stopped at Loni border in Ghaziabad on way to riot hit- Muzaffanagar.

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Jamait-e-Ulama members sitting on Dharna against Muzzafarnagar riots in front of Uttar Pradesh assembly in Lucknow.

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Security personnel keep vigil at Kudba village in violence-hit Muzaffarnagar.

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Security personnel keep vigil as people are seen on the roads during the relaxed hours of curfew in the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.

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Security personnel keep vigil as people are seen in a shop during the relaxed hours of curfew in the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.

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People buying medicines and other essential items during the relaxed hours of curfew in the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.

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Riot-affected women and children have food at a makeshift camp at Islamabad Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar.

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A view of the main Shiv Chowk during the curfew relaxed hours in Muzaffarnagar.

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People queue up to collect milk during the relaxed hours of curfew in Muzaffarnagar.

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Rapid Action Force keeps vigil during the relaxed hours in the curfew bound Muzaffarnagar.

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Army personnel patrol a street during curfew in the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.

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Rashtravadi Sena Protest against Uttar Pradesh's Samajwadi Party government, on recent communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, at New Delhi.

Photo by Sanjay Rawat/ Outlook

Army conducts a flag march following communal clashes at Muzaffarnagar. Hundreds of troops have been deployed to quell deadly riots and clashes sparked by the killing of three villagers who had objected when a young woman was being harassed. Police said 19 people were killed, including a broadcast journalist, a police photographer and several people who succumbed to injuries received a day earlier when the two groups set upon each other with guns and knives in Kawal village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 photograph, security forces arrive following communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Hundreds of troops have been deployed to quell deadly riots and clashes sparked by the killing of three villagers who had objected when a young woman was being harassed. Police said 19 people were killed, including a broadcast journalist, a police photographer and several people who on September 8 succumbed to injuries received a day earlier when the two groups set upon each other with guns and knives in Kawal village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Muzaffarnagar: An injured of clashes being rushed to a hospital

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August 1946 Communal riots break out in Calcutta

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A Loyalist protester runs past a burning car during rioting in the centre of Belfast, Northern Ireland. A number of people, including police officers, have been injured during trouble in Belfast city centre linked to a republican anti-internment parade. Loyalist protesters attacked the police as they waited for the republican parade to arrive.

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Police, people joust on Taksim Square

AFP (From Outlook 24 June 2013)

Taksim Square is flooded by tear gas as clashes between protesters and riot police continue into the night in Istanbul. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in the square, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park.

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Some 40 killed and 9,000 displaced in week-long MyanmMar riots between the Buddhists and Muslims in Meiktila, 130 km from capital. Unrest spreads, army out.

Debris are left at the site of destroyed buildings as ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslims continues, in Meikhtila, Mandalay division near Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar police helps Muslims refugees to move a rescue camp in Meikhtila north of Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar's president declared a state of emergency in a central city shaken by sectarian bloodshed that has killed at least 20 people, as thousands of minority Muslims fled and overwhelmed riot police crisscrossed the still-burning town seizing machetes and hammers from enraged Buddhist mobs.

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Bangladeshi opposition activists shout slogans after they burn a street vendor's cart as they clash with police during their protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Hate crush It’s a train from Bangalore, their place of work. Terror-stuck Northeastern people rush out in Guwahati station. “We RSS members are trying to build confidence in Northeasterners. We tell them we’re all brothers, they need not worry.” Karunakaira Rai RSS representative in Bangalore

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Rioting in the smoke-shrouded Ahmedabad streets

Reuters (From Outlook 31 December 2012)

“Whether Modi is in power or not, I am condemned to live with this sense of fear” Kutubuddin Ansari, 38, Riot victim

Panini Anand

TV Grab: Former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar filed his ninth affidavit before the Nanavati Commission, in which he claimed that Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the then Minister of State for Home Gordhan Zadafia among others were culpable under IPC section 166 in relation with the 2002 riots.

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Riot police apprehend a protestor during a general strike in Madrid, Spain. Spain's General Workers' Union said the nationwide stoppage, the second this year, was being observed by nearly all workers in the automobile, energy, shipbuilding and constructions industries.

AP Photo/ Andres Kudacki

Police forensic officers examine a bullet-ridden three-wheeled vehicle used by inmates for their unsuccessful escape attempt, close to the entrance of a prison in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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A ransacked church in Kandhamal in 2008, Orissa

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Riot police extinguish burning tires set by Bahraini anti-government protesters near oil pipelines that connect to neighboring Saudi Arabia along a highway in Buri, Bahrain. Protesters often block roads with burning tires to highlight their demands for the release of political prisoners and democracy in the Gulf island kingdom.

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Members of Asom Yuba Sanstha burning the effigy of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and the national flag of Bangladesh, to protest against illegal infiltration in the state, during protest demonstration in Guwahati.

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BANGLADESHIS in the southeastern town of Ramu take to the streets, BURN BUDDHIST TEMPLES, torch homes over alleged Facebook photo of a burnt Quran. Army out.

Rahul Gandhi, left, consoles an elderly woman as he visits a relief camp of displaced ethnic Bodos in Gosaigaon, near Gauhati, Assam.

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Rahul Gandhi, left, visits a relief camp of displaced ethnic Bodos in Gosaigaon, near Gauhati, Assam.

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People walk to board a special train to transport them back to Bangalore, from where they had fled last month, at a railway station in Guwahati. Thousands of panic-stricken north-easterners had fled Bangalore spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state. Assam has been simmering with tension since riots broke out between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in late July.

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Policemen watch a motor bike and police barricades burnt by a mob following clashes in Mayur Vihar Phase 3, a locality of Delhi on Sunday.

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Members of different communities light candles during special prayers for peace held at a gurudwara in Guwahati. Assam has been simmering with tension since riots broke out between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in late July.

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A woman looks for belongings at her house that was torched by the rioters in the fresh ethnic violence at Beltala under Barpeta district, in Assam.

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Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi at a special trial court in Ahmedabad for the judgment in the Naroda Patiya massacre case that took place during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Bajrangi is among 32 people convicted by the court on charges of conspiracy and murder in the case.

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Security personnel in curfew-bound Tezpur in Assam.

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Riot-hit people at a relief camp in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

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A policeman assists five-year-old girl who was injured in violence in Kokrajhar, Assaam.

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Assam state lawmaker Pradeep Brahma, alias Gara, center, sits in a police vehicle as he is brought to be produced before a court after his arrest in Kokrajhar, Assam. Brahma, who represents Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), which is an ally of the ruling Congress party in the state was arrested for his alleged involvement in the recent ethnic violence. The clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslims killed more than 50 people and left 400,000 in displacement camps.

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Supporters sit on a railway track to protest the arrest of Assam state MLA Pradeep Brahma, alias Gara, in Kokrajhar, Assam. Brahma, who represents Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), which is an ally of the ruling Congress party in the state was arrested for his alleged involvement in the recent ethnic violence.

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A video grab shows the Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik. Patnaik who was facing flak over the August 11 Azad Maidan violence in the city, has been transferred, Home Minister R R Patil said. Patnaik has been promoted as Director General and posted as Managing Director of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation.

People hold candles expressing solidarity with those affected by the recent ethnic violence in Assam during a protest at the India Gate in New Delhi.

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Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde speaks as Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj listen to him during the discussion on North-East issue in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. To check spread of rumours which has led to exodus of north eastern people from certain states, government banned from today bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days across the country.

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A man from northeast, coming from Bangalore on the way to his home in Assam, is seen sleeping in a train at a station in Bhubaneswar. Thousands of people from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in Assam.

AP Photo/ Biswaranjan Rout

Amit Haralkar

RSS men providing ‘protection’ to fleeing Northeasterners at Bangalore station

Nilotpal Baruah

A policeman inspects a car near Guwahati in Assam. Fresh violence gripped this trouble-torn Assam district leaving at least nine seriously injured while unrest spread to Kamrup (rural) which reported arson and police firing.

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A volunteer from local organisation writes a placard asking people from northeastern states not to leave, outside a train station in Bangalore.

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People of North Eastern states at a meeting at Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar's residence in Bengaluru.

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People of North Eastern states coming out of Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar's residence after meeting the CM over rumours of attacks targeting the community in retaliation for communal violence in the state of Assam, in Bengaluru.

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People of North Eastern states sitting in a Assam-bound train at Bengaluru railway station in Bengaluru. Thousands of people belonging to the northeast are fleeing from Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in Assam.

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Policemen stand guard as youths from Northeast wait to board trains to go back home, at a train station in Bangalore. Thousands of people belonging to the northeast are fleeing from Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in Assam.

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People from northeast stand outside a train station as they wait to board trains to go back home, in Bangalore. Thousands of people belonging to the northeast are fleeing from Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in Assam.

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi meeting riot-hit people at a relief camp in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi with Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde meeting riot-hit people at a relief camp at Deborgaon in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

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Combo - Protesters arrested and produced at Quila Court on the next day of the protest in Mumbai.

PTI Photo by Santosh Hirlekar

Muslims participate in a protest over Assam riots in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/ Shashank Parade

AGP President P K Mahanta interacts with riot-hit people at a relief camp at Bijni village in violence-hit Chirang district of Assam.

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Police chasing away demonstrators near a torched vehicle outside CST Station after a protest against Assam riots turned violent in Mumbai.

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Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the riots in Assam in New Delhi.

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Financial Aid extended to the camp inmates of the relief camp of Assam riots victims in Chirang.

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File: Women, who are victims of the recent riots, break down at a relief camp at Kokrajhar Vidyapith High School in Kokrajhar district, Assam. Four more persons fell victim to the fresh wave of violence in lower Assam districts, triggering protest by locals who blocked National Highway 31 at Beltoli on the Kokrajhar-Dhubri border. With four more people being killed, the death toll in the ethnic violence in Assam has climbed to 73.

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Ten leaders of Maruti Suzuki Workers' Union, including President Ram Meher and General Secretary Sarabjit Singh who were arrested in connection with the recent violence at the company;s Manesar plant, after being produced in a court in Gurgaon.

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Home Minister P Chidambaram interacts with riot-hit people at Bhodgaon relief camp in Kokrajhar district.

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Riot hit mothers feed their children at a relief camp at Vidyapith school in Kokrajher district.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, second from left, meets survivors of ethnic riots at the Bodo camp during his visit in Kokrajhar. Singh has promised help for hundreds of thousands of survivors of brutal ethnic rioting in northeast that left dozens of people dead. The fighting forced about 400,000 people to flee their homes and crowd into poorly equipped relief camps.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh interacts with riot-hit people at a relief camp in Kokrajhar district.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh interacts with riot-hit people at a relief camp in Kokrajhar district. Assam Governor JB Patnaik and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi are also seen.

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Women, who are victims of the recent riots, break down at a relief camp at Kokrajhar Vidyapith High School in Kokrajhar district, Assam.

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A burnt house in the Malipara village in riot-hit Chirang district of Assam. Scattered violence continued for the sixth day in riot-torn lower Assam districts where one person was killed in police firing while four persons were injured in an attack by a group of persons in Baksa district. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi arrived in Kokrajhar to review the situation in the riot-affected areas where tension prevailed.

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Villagers leave their homes following communal clashes in Assam.

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Stranded passengers crowd a railway station platform in Guwahati after train services were disrupted due to communal clashes over land rights in Assam.

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Fire fighters try to extinguish on houses which were set ablaze following communal clashes in Kokrajhar, Assam.

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Remains of a house that was burnt during communal clashes, in the violence-hit Kokrajhar district in Assam.

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Punjab, 1947 Partition’s bloody bifurcation

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MYANMAR’S nascent democracy in major crisis as sectarian riots rage between the dominant Buddhists and stateless Rohingya Muslims in the port town of Sittwe. Over 50 dead, houses burnt.

Muslims rounded up during the 1987 riots

Praveen Jain

Aligarh, 1990 125-150 people died in riots set off by killing of Muslims near a mosque by PAC. Misreporting, rumours, partisan PAC kept flames alive for nine days.

HT (From Outlook, March 05, 2011)

Bombay 1992-93 Babri demolition sparks off first phase in Dec. A rampaging Sena fans flames through incendiary articles and inciting attacks on Muslim localities.

Sherwin Crasto

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