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After the Carnage-Relief and Rehabilitation in Bhagalpur

After the Carnage Relief and Rehabilitation in Bhagalpur Alok Kumar Jha October 24, 1989, Bhagalpur. THE history of humankind witnessed the beginning of one of the bloodiest communal riots in India, after 1947. The entire central plain of Bhagalpur was bleeding for three continuous months. Also, for the first time the rural areas of the Bhagalpur district had been engulfed in the bloody scene. Altogether, the town and about more than 200 villages were affected. The extent of looting and burning of homes, shops goods and standing crops and the destruction of religious buildings has to be seen to be believed. The weaver's bastis like Noorpur, Bais Bighi, Hasnabad and others were 'razed to the ground'. The extent of looting in Bhatoria and other rural areas was so much that not a 'speck of grain or a piece of cloth remained'. Everything ranging from earthen chulah to standing crops and livestock were either looted or damaged. At places like Logain, even the doors and windows, grain and water containers were not spared.
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