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October 26, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Riots flared across India for a second day Thursday, raising the death toll to 70 in a Hindu-Muslim dispute that has threatened the government of Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh. Police opened fire in Calcutta to quell mobs, killing four people and injuring 10, the United News of India reported. Clashes also were reported for a second day in the western state of Rajasthan, where four people were killed, reports said. In three other states, at least eight people were killed in clashes.
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April 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Students angered by an illustration in Time magazine that they consider offensive to Islam threw stones at police and burned several cars in Indian-held Kashmir, and Malaysia ordered the magazine pulled from newsstands.
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December 28, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ghulam Yazdani, a Muslim lawyer and social worker, was at his desk at home on a recent Saturday night discussing with a Hindu colleague ways to end the growing religious violence tearing apart his south Indian city when five Hindu youths quietly entered the room. They bowed respectfully. " Salaam aleikum ," they said to Yazdani, mouthing in unison the traditional Islamic greeting for peace.
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November 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Mobs looted cars and shops in the eastern Indian state of Orissa on Sunday after a cyclone that officials say may have killed thousands of people and left at least 1.5 million homeless. Villagers wielding sticks forcibly stopped passing cars and looted shops and a mill on the highway linking Bhubaneswar, the state capital, and the town of Cuttack, taking potatoes, wheat and flour, witnesses and officials said.
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June 25, 1990 | Associated Press
Fights broke out between residents of two villages during a wedding procession in Agra, and at least four people were killed, news reports said Sunday. Police opened fire several times to control the rioting, which began late Friday and continued Saturday, newspapers said. The trouble began late Friday in Panwari village outside Agra, which is the site of the Taj Mahal. Residents objected when thousands of people who were to take part in the wedding tried to walk through their town.
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December 8, 1992 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a holy war that threatened to engulf South Asia, more than 200 people were killed and hundreds injured Monday as bloody religious riots erupted in cities and towns across India and communal tensions flared from the frenzied destruction by Hindu militants of a revered Muslim temple in Ayodhya.
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November 24, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A charge by baton-swinging police on protesters from one of the most destitute groups in Indian society sparked a stampede Wednesday in which at least 112 people were trampled to death, officials said. At least 500 people were injured in the panic in the city of Nagpur, Deputy Police Commissioner Jawahar Singh said. Sources at the Government Medical College Hospital told the United News of India that the death toll could rise, as some of the injuries were very serious.
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July 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Members of Hinduism's lowest caste burned buses, hurled stones at police and blocked trains in Bombay during a second day of widespread rioting to protest police killings and the desecration of a monument. Two people were killed, bringing the two-day death toll to 12. Police arrested 2,111 rioters in Bombay, India's financial hub, and in the surrounding state of Maharashtra.
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February 27, 1993 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after about 100,000 police and paramilitary troops turned the heart of India's capital into an armed camp and fought thousands of anti-government Hindu activists with tear gas and bamboo batons, the city turned Friday to a more important matter: cricket. Televisions and radios in homes, sari shops, doctors' offices and squalid street stalls were carefully tuned to the daylong cricket match in Bangalore that pitted India's finest against England's all-stars.
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January 17, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
As calm returned to Bombay, the government announced Saturday that it will order an investigation of Hindu-Muslim rioting that erupted earlier this month, claiming more than 500 lives. Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao also prepared to reshuffle his Cabinet and accepted the resignation of all 59 ministers Saturday, according to ministers who asked not to be identified. They said the embattled Rao asked for and received the resignations at a dinner he hosted for the ministers at his residence.
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July 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Members of Hinduism's lowest caste burned buses, hurled stones at police and blocked trains in Bombay during a second day of widespread rioting to protest police killings and the desecration of a monument. Two people were killed, bringing the two-day death toll to 12. Police arrested 2,111 rioters in Bombay, India's financial hub, and in the surrounding state of Maharashtra.
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December 24, 1995 | AMITABH SHARMA and S. GOPAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A devastating fire swept through a tent crowded with schoolchildren in northern India on Saturday, killing at least 365 people, many of them crushed in the ensuing stampede, officials said. The victims, most of them 5 to 17 years old, were attending an annual school awards ceremony held on the lawn of a local community hall in Dabwali, 175 miles northwest of New Delhi. The fire, which was reportedly caused by an electrical short circuit, started about 2 p.m. and engulfed the tent in minutes, local officials said.
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May 20, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Kashmiri guerrillas and their gun-toting allies were barricaded inside the Kashmir shrine of a Muslim saint who preached universal tolerance, harmony and love. "There is one God, but with a hundred names": Admirers say that simple message was the spiritual touchstone of the patron saint of the beautiful but troubled Himalayan land of Jammu and Kashmir. About 2 a.m.
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May 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
Angry crowds burned schools, government buildings and Hindu temples in the Himalayan state of Kashmir in apparent retaliation for the destruction of a 15th-Century Muslim shrine. Police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse them, killing at least one person Saturday. A round-the-clock curfew remained in force for a third day across the Kashmir valley but was lifted for three hours Saturday evening in some spots outside Srinagar, the summer capital, to allow people to stock up on food.
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November 25, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a shiver of outrage and horror, residents closed shops, offices and schools Thursday in a central Indian city where 113 people perished after baton-swinging police charged a protest march, and a government minister resigned in disgrace. Between 60% and 70% of the businesses in Nagpur, 375 miles south of New Delhi, were shut by the sympathy strike, said C.K. Gouri, an officer in the city's police control room. Schools and colleges locked their doors for the day.
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November 24, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A charge by baton-swinging police on protesters from one of the most destitute groups in Indian society sparked a stampede Wednesday in which at least 112 people were trampled to death, officials said. At least 500 people were injured in the panic in the city of Nagpur, Deputy Police Commissioner Jawahar Singh said. Sources at the Government Medical College Hospital told the United News of India that the death toll could rise, as some of the injuries were very serious.
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February 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least 60 people were killed in violence in the north Indian state of Bihar during state assembly elections. The United News of India agency said most were killed in clashes between supporters of rival candidates, and three died when police fired to stop people stuffing ballot boxes. In the Bihar state capital of Patna, 37 people died and 2,500 people were arrested, officials said.
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January 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four people were shot and killed when Indian security forces guarding an Italian U.N. observer opened fire on protesters in Kashmir. Officials said the guards fired when someone in the crowd outside Srinagar threw a clay pot holding charcoal embers. The guards apparently thought it was a bomb being thrown at the U.N. observer, who monitors an India-Pakistan cease-fire line. The deaths brought to at least 50 the number killed since rioting began on the weekend over India's control of Kashmir.
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May 5, 1993 | From Associated Press
About 3,000 people took shelter in government-protected camps Tuesday after Hindu-Muslim riots that claimed at least 86 lives in areas previously untouched by religious violence. The United News of India news agency said 200 people may have died in Monday's violence in India's northeast Manipur state. The report could not be confirmed independently. Many victims were beaten or burned to death. About 300 people were injured.
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February 27, 1993 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after about 100,000 police and paramilitary troops turned the heart of India's capital into an armed camp and fought thousands of anti-government Hindu activists with tear gas and bamboo batons, the city turned Friday to a more important matter: cricket. Televisions and radios in homes, sari shops, doctors' offices and squalid street stalls were carefully tuned to the daylong cricket match in Bangalore that pitted India's finest against England's all-stars.
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