2015 Nadia riots

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2015 Nadia riots
Date5 May 2015 (2015-05-05)
23°44′N 88°14′E / 23.73°N 88.23°E / 23.73; 88.23Coordinates: 23°44′N 88°14′E / 23.73°N 88.23°E / 23.73; 88.23
Nadia district is located in West Bengal
Nadia district
Nadia district
Location of place of riots in West Bengal, India

Nadia riots was a large scale communal riot [1] that occurred in Kaliganj block, Nadia district of West Bengal during 5 May 2015. 4 people were killed and 8 injured .[2][3][4] The victims belonged to the same family. Some sources claimed five people were killed.[citation needed] Mainstream media and local politicians didn't condemn the incidents as the victims were from Scheduled Caste Hindus and accused are Muslims.[5]

Nadia has seen communal tensions in the past.[6]


  1. ^ "Nadia riots: Scale of destruction immense". www.oneindia.com/. Oneindia.
  2. ^ "West Bengal: 4 Killed, Over 8 Injured in Communal Clashes in Nadia District". www.ibtimes.co.in/. International Business Times.
  3. ^ "4 killed in communal clash in Nadia". The Hindu.
  4. ^ "4 killed, over 8 injured in Hindu-Muslim clashes. Why is West Bengal fast becoming a riot-hit state?". NewsX. 5 May 2015.
  5. ^ "The case of selective silence and its steep costs". www.dnaindia.com/. Daily News and Analysis.
  6. ^ "Dacoity".

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