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Two major riots in Bombay

Dr. V Murlidhar


Communal riots shook Bombay in two phases, first during December, 1992 (in the aftermath of the demolition of Babari Masjid), and then in January 1993. As a surgeon working in a public hospital which absorbed a large number of casualties during the riots, I could observe distinct differences, between the two. The December riots were ‘expected to occur’ after the demolition. All of us were ready for the inevitable. Nobody expected the communal frenzy of January.

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