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Aligarh Riot of October 1978 - A Report to People’s Union for Civil Liberties

21 August 2014

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Report to People’s Union for Civil Liberties (Delhi)

ALIGARH RIOT ON 5 OCTOBER 1978

by

Mukundan C. Menon*

&

Sumanta Banerjee*

"The recent Communal disturbances in Aligarh were caused by a series of tension-ridden events which were allowed to develop from June this year, by both the local Janata Party leaders and the City Administration. It reached the tragic climax on October 5, 1978 when Hindu communalists ran berserk against poor Muslims. The Provincial Armed Constabulary of Uttar Pradesh echoed the some Hindu communal sentiments by shooting down and killing innocent and unarmed Muslims."

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Aligarh Riot on 5 October 1978 - A to People’s Union for Civil Liberties (Delhi)
by Mukundan C Menon
and Sumanta Banerjee
[scanned for sacw.net document archive]