Indians who have died in communal violence linked to the Ayodhya Dispute

Indians who have died in communal violence linked to the Ayodhya Dispute
Feb 1986, Ayodhya: Locks of the sealed Babri Masjid opened

May 1987, Meerut | Maliana: 400 Indians died in riots and police action.

May 1987, Delhi: 15 Indians died in violence and police firing.

May 1988, Aurangabad: 26 Indians died in violence, stabbings and police firing.

Oct 1988, Muzaffarnagar: 35 Indians dead in clashes between two mobs.

Apr 1989, Hazaribagh: 19 Indians dead in clashes over route of religious procession.

Sep 1989, Kota: 26 Indians die after clashes following a religious procession.

Sep 1989, Badaun: 40 Indians die after clashes over Urdu being declared the second official language of Uttar Pradesh.

Oct 1989, Indore: 27 Indians die after riots sparked by a confrontation between a Ram Shila procession and the observance of Prophet Mohammad’s birthday.

Oct 1989, Bhagalpur: 1000 Indians die after violence breaks out following a Ram Shila procession.

Sep 1990, Colonelgunj: 42 Indians die after violence breaks out during a religious procession.

Sep-Oct 1990, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Anand: 40 Indians die in violence as L K Advani’s Ram Rath Yatra travels through Gujarat.

Oct 1990: 46 Indians die as the observence of Prophet Mohammad’s birthday clashes with a Ram Jyoti processions.

Oct 1990, Udaipur: 50 Indians dead as Ram Jyoti processions, Prophet Mohammad’s birthday and the stopping of Advani’s Ram Rath Yatra in Bihar spark off violence.

Oct 1990, Ayodhya: 26 Indians die in police firing as Kar Sevaks storm the Babri Masjid.

Oct-Nov 1990, Bijnore: 48 Indians die as violence breaks out over arrests of kar sevaks.

Nov 1990, Delhi: 10 Indians die after violence in Sadar Bazar area during a procession taken out to protest the assault on Babri Masjid.

Dec 1990, Hyderabad: 134 Indians die after violence breaks out as a fall out of the stopping of Ram Rath yatra in Bihar.

Dec 1990, Aligarh: 92 Indians die in large scale violence over the Babri Masjid assault and the firing on kar sevaks, including attacks on Gomti Express.

Dec 1990, Kanpur: 20 Indians dead as a fight in a hawkers market escalates to large scale violence.

Dec 1990, Agra: 22 Indians die after violence breaks out with police entering homes and shooting.

Dec 1990, Khurja: 74 Indians dead as the Ramjanam bhoomi campaign sparks violence.

Jan 1991, Khurja: 22 Indian lives claimed by a second round of violence.

Mar 1991, Bhadrak, Soro: 33 Indians die following violence during a Ram Navami procession.

Mar 1991, Saharanpur: 12 Indians dead as Ram Navami procession lead tos violence.

May 1991, Kanpur: 20 Indians die as provocative slogans during an election procession sparks violence.

May 1991, Meerut: 30 Indians dead as violence breaks out on Election Day leaving.

Nov 1991, Varanasi: 15 Indians die after a religious process sparks violence.

Oct 1992, Sitamarhi: 48 Indians die after violence during a religious procession.

Dec 1992, Surat: 190 Indians dead as the demolition of Babri Masjid leads to violence.

Dec 1992, Mumbai: 210 Indians dead as Babri Masjid demolition sparked violence.

Dec 1992, Bangalore, Gulbarga, Bidar: 73 Indians dead following widespread violence over the Babri Masjid demolition.

Dec 1992, Kanpur: 11 Indians dead following a fresh round of violence, with widespread destruction of business and personal property.

Dec 1992, Nagaon, Dhubri: 87 Indians die after violence follows Babri Masjid demolition.

Dec 1992, Jaipur: 28 Indians killed in violence after the Babri Masjid demolition.

Dec 1992, Kolkata: 35 Indians killed in violence after the Babri Masjid demolition.

Dec 1992, Jaipur: 28 Indians killed in violence after the Babri Masjid demolition.

Dec 1992, Bhopal: 142 Indians died in wide scale violence following a procession celebrating demolition of Babri Masjid.

Dec 1992, Seelampur, Delhi: 16 Indians died following rumours.

Jan 1993, Mumbai: 557 Indians died in second round of violence caused by simmering tensions, provocations and rumours across several areas.

Mar 1993, Mumbai: 257 Indians died in a series of bombings in retaliation for the ongoing violence.

Feb 2002, Godhra: 58 Indians died following an altercation between vendors and kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya, as two wagons of the train were set on fire.

Feb-Mar 2002, Gujarat: 1500 Indians lost their lives in one of the most intense instances of communal violence ever witnessed in the country.


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