247 commual violence cases in UP in 2013, 32 in April-June

New Delhi: A maximum of 247 cases of communal violence were reported from Uttar Pradesh last year, the government told the Rajya Sabha today.

A total of 823 such incidents were reported from across the country during 2013.

Apart from Uttar Pradesh, the other states where maximum of such incidents took place included Maharashtra (88), Madhya Pradesh (84), Karnataka (73) and Gujarat 68.

The data was provided by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in the Rajya Sabha.

The minister also said that 133 people were killed and 2,269 injured in these incidents during the same period.

The maximum people killed (77) and injured (360) were also reported from Uttar Pradesh.

During April-June this year, the most number of communal violence incidents (32) were reported from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra (26), Rajasthan (18) and Madhya Pradesh (17).

A total of 149 such incidents were reported during the same period of this year, Rijiju said in a separate data.

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