Communal incidents: Home ministry probes why its data is different from NCRB tally

The Indian Express had on Tuesday reported that communal violence figures for 2014 revealed by the government in Parliament were almost half compared to those recorded by the NCRB for the same year.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:December 3, 2015 2:39 am
Kiren Rijiju, Jammu and Kashmir, Kiren Rijiju air india controversy, Nirmal Singh, Air India, india news, news On Tuesday, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, while replying to questions on intolerance and communal violence in Lok Sabha, said that 2014 had witnessed 644 communal incidents which had risen to 650 in 2015.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has taken serious note of discrepancies in data on communal violence collected by its human rights division and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The Indian Express had on Tuesday reported that communal violence figures for 2014 revealed by the government in Parliament were almost half compared to those recorded by the NCRB for the same year. The home ministry is now investigating how this happened.

Sources said the issue was discussed in the home ministry on Wednesday and a reply was sought from the NCRB as well. “The matter is being discussed. Our effort will be that in the future, a consolidated single data is released without any discrepancies,” said home ministry spokesperson K S Dhatwalia.

On Tuesday, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, while replying to questions on intolerance and communal violence in Lok Sabha, said that 2014 had witnessed 644 communal incidents which had risen to 650 in 2015.

The NCRB figures, however, had showed that there were 1,227 communal incidents in the year 2014. This was almost double the figure of 644 that Rijiju presented in Parliament.

Data on communal violence is collated by the home ministry periodically by asking states to furnish such details, and also based on reports from the Intelligence Bureau.

The NCRB, on the other hand, relies on First Information Reports lodged in various police stations in a state and categorises offences according to relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code invoked in the cases. 2014 was the first time that the NCRB had put out data on incidents of communal violence.

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    Human_Butcher_Modi
    Dec 3, 2015 at 12:59 am
    Now NCRB data will be cooked up like the formula was cooked up for GDP by the human butcher Modi.
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      Awadh Awadh
      Dec 3, 2015 at 2:22 am
      CLEAR AND CORRECT DECISION BY MoS HOME SHRI KIREN RIJIJU
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        Rajesh
        Dec 3, 2015 at 8:38 am
        The discrepancy is probably that the NCRB included all the crimes committed by jihadi pigs, like the attack on the Lokmat offices, which shameless IE never bothered to cover.
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          Man with
          Dec 3, 2015 at 1:47 am
          It seems also have been cooked up to life by Mama and Dad out real Garbage
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            Nakul
            Dec 3, 2015 at 5:54 pm
            @Indian Express. I read your original report. Very clever on your part for not informing us of the fact that NCRB started collected this data in 2014 in your original report. By doing this, you sowed the seeds of suion that the government data is fishy. In reality it is a discrepancy due to the different methods of data collection.
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              Narpatsinh
              Dec 3, 2015 at 7:44 am
              If there is any discrepancy about the correct figures, it is because of callousness of Babudom and not by BJP. BJP is always and only honest party in India.
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              Parth Garg
              Dec 3, 2015 at 8:37 am
              It clearly indicates that the officers of the Ministry of Home are under-reporting the figures just to please their bosses who otherwise would not dare to face the ground reality. Truth is bitter Mr Rijiju.
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                sacchadesi
                Dec 3, 2015 at 4:48 am
                Fudging numbers is an old BJP tactics. Nothing new
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