Jharkhand has recorded highest number of communal conflicts during last year. After Jamshedpur violence in July 2015, again Jharkhand simmered with tension on Oct 24, 15. Communal violence occurred in Hazaribag, Palamu and Latehar districts.
It is incomprehensible that after 3 deaths in one day (27th), no decisive action was taken, instead, the DM and SSP (who had been responsible for correctly handling the situation on Eid) were transferred and replaced by new persons. There was no clarity as to how Sec. 144 was to be enforced and open provocation to be dealt with.
The large-scale riot was sparked off by a small incident which occurred nearly ten days earlier but the laxity of the administration has allowed the communal elements to exploit the situation. There has been a series of communal incidents in the state in the past one year. The state government has not shown the vigilance required to curb such incidents promptly....The Polit Bureau demands that firm and strong action be taken to put an end to the violence and to arrest the culprits. The administration should involve all sections of the people to restore peace and amity