Uttar Pradesh witnessed the maximum number of communal violence incidents and killings in the country last year followed by Bihar and Maharashtra, the Parliament was informed today.
Data on this, in a written reply format, was shared by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in the Rajya Sabha.
As per the data for communal incidents for 2015, a maximum of 155 such incidents took place in Uttar Pradesh in which 22 people were killed and 419 injured.
In Bihar, 20 people were killed and 282 injured in 71 such incidents followed by 14 deaths in Maharashtra in 105 such incidents. In Maharashtra, 323 people were injured.
The data said nine people were killed in 92 communal violence incidents in Madhya Pradesh and 177 injured.
Eight people each were killed in Gujarat and Karnataka in these incidents. While 105 incidents took place in Karnataka injuring 337 people during 2015, 55 took place in Gujarat injuring 163 people.