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Communal incidents have come down in country: Govt.

India's junior home minister Kiren Rijiju speaks during an interview with Reuters inside his office in New Delhi, India, September 29, 2015. Rijiju, the Indian minister monitoring $1.8 billion of foreign aid, has accused Greenpeace of inciting protests against industrial projects and warned global activists and aid organisations not to work against the government. The warning from Rijiju follows a crackdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration on foreign-funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including Greenpeace and the Ford Foundation. Picture taken September 29, 2015. To match Interview INDIA-NGO/POLITICS REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

New Delhi, Dec. 1 : The Government on Tuesday said the number of communal incidents since 2013 has substantially come down in the country.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, who was replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha, said detailed reports are taken from the state governments for all major and important events so that suitable advisories could be shared.

Asserting that the responsibility of maintaining law and order rests with the state governments, Rijiju, however, said the Centre assists the states.

He said the advisories issued by the Union Home Ministry have a positive impact in immediate sensitization of the state governments.

The Minister of State for Home also informed that the governments provide compensation for communal riot victims. (ANI)