Over 200 arrested in Gujarat after anti-Muslim violence

Agence France Presse — Tuesday 30 September 2014

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DEADLY RIOTS: Soldiers walk past burned vehicles as they patrol the streets of Vadodara city, India. (AFP)

NEW DELHI: Indian police in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat have arrested more than 200 people after violence between majority Hindus and minority Muslims, a senior officer said Monday.

The clashes in the western city of Vadodara were sparked by a distorted image posted on social media that offended Muslims, prompting authorities to block mobile Internet and bulk text messaging, the officer said.

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