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Bombay (Communal Disturbances)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he will give the House any information respecting the disturbances in Bombay.

:Communal disturbances broke out suddenly in Bombay City on the night of 26th September with a clash between bodies of Mohammedans and Hindus. The cause is still obscure. Stone-throwing, looting of shops and isolated instances of stabbing persisted for a few days. Indian and British troops were called in to assist in the restoration of order, but it was found possible to withdraw them on 8th October. The disturbances resulted in the death of 39 persons and a total of 177 injured.