1971-2000 History of India

Uttar Pradesh since 2000

Administration : The position of chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, from 1999 to 2002, was held by politicians from the BJP, from 2002 to 2003 and since 2003 by politicians from the BSP, in 2003 briefly by a politician from the SP.

Annals : 2000 : Uttaranchal (Uttarakhand) split from Uttar Pradesh
2000 : Hindu-Muslim riots in Mau, eastern UP
2002 : state election; BSP formed government
2002 : Uttar Pradesh affected by drought
2005 : Hindu-Muslim riots in Mau, eastern UP
2005 : Jaunpur train bombing
2006 : Hindu-Muslim riot at Aligarh
2006 : Naxalite activity in UP (Mirzapur, Chandauli and Sonebhadra) increased
2007 : communal violence in Gorakhpur spread to neighbouring districts

Social History : In 2001 the population of Uttar Pradesh was 166 million.

Article 2006 Aligarh Riots, from Wikipedia
Fewer cases of Naxalite Violence in UP, from Hindustan Times, May 16 2007
Article Jaunpur Train Bombing, from Wikipedia
DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : India, by Ben Cahoon
Historical Population Statistics : India, by province (J. Lahmeyer)
Statistical Reports of State Elections, from Election Commission of India
REFERENCE Article : India, in : Britannica Book of the Year 2002 pp.437-438, 630-631 [G]
Article : India, in : The Statesman's Year-Book 2001 pp.774-849, 2002 pp.805-885, 2003 pp.807-887, 2004 pp.810-891, 2005 pp.811-894, 2006 pp.808-890 [G]
Article : India, in : Americana Annual 2006 pp.204-206 [G]

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First posted on May 19th 2007

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