1924 Kohat riots

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The 1924 Kohat riots were major communal riots in Kohat in North-West Frontier Province, British India in 1924. In three days (9–11 September) of rioting, official statistics state that the total casualty-count was 155, of which the casualties of Hindus & Sikhs were more than three times that of the Muslims. Almost the entire population of Hindus living there, who numbered 3200, had been evacuated.[1] Gandhi undertook a 21-day fast for Hindu-Muslim unity in October 1924.[2]


  1. ^ McGinn, Patrick (1 November 1986). "Communalism and the North-West Frontier Province: the Kohat Riots, 9-10 September 1924". South Asia Research. 6 (2): 139–158. doi:10.1177/026272808600600204. ISSN 0262-7280.
  2. ^ Sankar Ghose (1991). Mahatma Gandhi. Allied Publishers. ISBN 978-81-7023-205-6.