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The communical riots erupted in October 2008 after tearing of posters posted by one of the Hindutva outfit called as Hindu Rakhshak Sabha in which had "provocative language and had branded the entire Muslim community as terrorists."
Total 10 people feared to have been killed in the rioting as well as police firing. Hundreds of houses and shops mostly owned by the minority community have been looted and burned.
Dhule Police Firing 2013
There were riots again in January 2013. According to the police the riot started as the result of a row over an unpaid restaurant bill Special Inspector General at the time, Deven Bharti, confirmed after the incidents that the riots had started over an unpaid bill, escalated into multiple clashes that injured 175 people and left seven people dead in the area called as "Macchi Bazaar" by the police firing.
- "Dhule riots - police probe speeches by politicians" indianexpress.com
- "Dhule police" indiatoday.in
- "1 killed, 200 injured in Dhule riots" dnaindia.com
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