New Delhi, Feb 25: Contrary to the claims of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, incidents of communal violence rose by 17 per cent in 2015 with Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka witnessing highest number of communal clashes. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been claiming that the government has reined in incident of communal violence in the country, but the claim was just a claim. The country witnessed 17 per cent spike in incidents of communal violence under Modi-regime.Also Read - Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor: You Will Soon Reach Delhi From Dehradun in Just 2.5 Hours | All You Need to Know

According to the data complied by Union Home Ministry, 751 incidents of communal violence were reported last year compared to 644 in 2014, casualties rose from 95 to 97 while the figure of those injured rose from 1921 to 2264. What left the BJP embarrassed is that saffron party led Madhya Pradesh reported the highest 64 per cent increase in communal incidents in 2015 from the previous year. Congress ruled Karnataka reported whopping increase of 44 per cent in incidents of communal clashes seeing 105 incidents against 73 in 2014. (ALSO READ: Government should enact tough laws against communal violence) Also Read - BSF Celebrates 57th Raising Day, To Exchange Sweets With Pakistan On Attari-Wagah Border

Uttar Pradesh continues to report the maximum communal violence incidents with 155 incidents and 22 deaths. Bihar in 2015 has reported a high number of 20 deaths due to communal violence – a four-fold increase. BJP-ruled states of Gujarat and Rajasthan saw a drop in figures from 2014. Minister of State for home, Kiren Rijiju, had told the Lok Sabha that communal violence was down since BJP led NDA government had come to power, but the latest data, provided by the government, shows whopping spike in incidents of communal violence. Also Read - 'No Data' on Farmers' Deaths, So No Question of Financial Aid: Government