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27 August Belgaum Communal riots

Belgaum: Communal riots broke out in this city on 27 August in which two persons were killed and one person is reported to have been injured who has been admitted to a hospital. According to Supdt. of Police Sandeep Patil riots erupted when some people of a community started exploding crackers in front of a place of worship. This minor incident took a serious communal turn leading to the death of two persons. Twenty-eight persons have been arrested in this connection. No loss of property, cases of arson, damage to vehicles etc. were reported. According to Sandeep Patil, the situation was under control, though as a precautionary measure all schools and colleges of the city have been ordered to be closed till further orders. According to police sources, no other such case was reported from any other part of the city.

 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2012 on page no. 15

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