It is worrisome to note that communal clashes are increasing day by day. In 2017, totally 822 communal clashes have taken place in which 111 people were killed and 2,384 people were injured. In 2016, 703 communal clashes had taken place in which 86 people were killed and 2,321 people were injured. In 2017, the highest number of communal riots have taken place in Uttar Pradesh. 195 communal riots have taken place there, in which 44 people were killed and 542 were injured. This information was given by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, in a written reply, in the Lok Sabha yesterday.
[Source: Times of India dated 07.02.2018]