1924 Kohat riots

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The 1924 Kohat riots were major anti-Hindu riots that occurred in Kohat in North-West Frontier Province, British India in 1924. In three days (9–11 September) of riots, over 155[1] Hindus and Sikhs were killed. The entire population of Hindus and Sikhs living there had to flee for their lives. Gandhi undertook a 21 day fast for Hindu-Muslim unity in October 1924.

The riots were caused in response to the publication of a scurrilous book on Mohammed (pubh) named 'Ranglila Rasool'.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sankar Ghose (1991). Mahatma Gandhi. Allied Publishers. ISBN 978-81-7023-205-6. 
  2. ^ Arun Chandra Guha (1982). India's struggle, quarter of a century, 1921-46, Part 1. Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India.