1984 Bhiwandi riot

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The 1984 Bhiwandi riot occurred in May 1984 in and around Bhiwandi town in Indian state of Maharashtra. It left 146 people dead and over 600 injured.[1] [2] On 17 May 1984, riots broke out in industrial belt from Bombay, Thane, and Bhiwandi after a saffron flag was placed at the top of a mosque. In all, 278 were killed and 1,118 were wounded.[3][4][5]

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  2. ^ "Bhiwandi riots: Four held from Malegaon". Indian Express. 20 Jul 2006. 
  3. ^ Hansen 2001, p. 77
  4. ^ Asgharali Engineer (1991). Communal Riots in Post-independence India. Universities Press. p. 330. ISBN 8173701024. 
  5. ^ Hansen, Thomas Blom (2001). Wages of Violence: Naming and Identity in Postcolonial Bombay. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-08840-2. Retrieved 13 November 2008.