Gujarat Riots 2002 was one of the communal riots in India. It was happened after Godhra train was burnt in 27th February, 2002. The riots are considered as one of the worst communal riots in the history of India. It was an election topic for many assembly elections in Gujarat and a few general elections in India.
In this article, we have provided information on lesser known, and unknown facts about Gujarat Riots 2002. So, let’s read!
8 Lesser Known Facts About Gujarat Riots 2002
1. Riots Happened in Some Parts of Gujarat
According to the media reports, Gujarat Riots 2002 was took place in some parts of Gujarat. Saurashtra and Kutch remain peaceful during the violence of Gujarat Riots 2002, based on media reports.
2. Hindus and Muslims Both Were Killed
In this sad communal violence, both Muslims and Hindus were killed. As per the government figures, 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus were killed. However, unofficial figure is too high.
3. Most Talked Places and Cases of Gujarat Riots 2002
Naroda Patiya, Bilkis Bano Case, Best Bakery, Eral Case, Danilimda, Avdhootnagar, Dipda Darwaza, Perjury Cases, Pavagadh and Dhikva Case, and Godhra train-burning case.
4. Which Cities Were Affected During Gujarat Riots 2002
Mehsana, Ahmedabad, Surat, Bharuch, Ode, Vadodara (Baroda), Himatnagar, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Modasa, and Naroda were the affected cities in Gujarat during 2002 riots.
5. Police Officers Were Died in Gujarat Riots 2002
According to the media reports and government figure, an estimated 200 police officers were also died in preventing and calming down the situation of violence.
6. Political Gain for BJP and Lost for Other Political Parties After Riots
It was a win-win situation for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and lost for other political parties in Gujarat after 2002 riots.
7. Gujarat Riots 2002 Became An International Headlines
Gujarat Riots 2002 is one of the most talked communal riots in the world and attracted attention of millions of people around the world.
8. Controversial Statements by Political Leaders and Religious Leaders
During 2002 Gujarat Riots, a few political leaders and religious leaders had given controversial statements which helped in increasing further violence between two peaceful communities i.e. Hindus and Muslims.
Article Title: 8 Lesser Known Facts About Gujarat Riots 2002
Article first published on August 3, 2016.