1,100,000 people were killed in the riots in Gujarat in 2002 and 2014.
The state was also hit by an unprecedented series of deadly communal clashes between Muslims and non-Muslims in 2015.
The number of dead is a grim statistic for Gujarat, where the government has been accused of a pattern of extrajudicial killings that has brought the state to the brink of collapse.
On Saturday, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in the northern state, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers.
“The people of Gujarat will not tolerate violence and the government will not stand by while communal violence takes place in their state,” said Sanjay Yadav, an activist in the city of Ahmedabad.
The protest came days after Modi and other ministers were cleared of any wrongdoing by a court.
But a week later, a mob of about 50 people, including some journalists, attacked the offices of the BJP-led government in Gujarat.
A mob of up to 50 people attacked the office of the Gujarat chief minister in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
According to reports, at least 14 people were injured.
A video posted on social media by a reporter from the Hindustan Times shows protesters throwing bricks and other objects at police officers.
A few minutes later, the mob breaks open the windows of police stations and sets fire to them.
A demonstrator holds a placard reading ‘Modi must go’ during a protest in Ahmedabadi, Gujarat, India, February 8, 2020.
A woman holds a picture of Narendra Modi during a rally in Ahmedbari, Gujarat on February 8.
A protester holds a banner reading ‘We demand that you resign’, as the crowd storm police stations in Ahmedbhari, on the outskirts of Ahmedbadi, on February 10, 2020.(Reuters/Adnan Abidi)Modi has repeatedly defended the Gujarat riots, saying the violence was “not in Gujarat”.
He told the Hindu that the riots were not “a Gujarat problem”, but an issue of national security.
The government has maintained that the violence has been the work of “national security forces”.
On Sunday, Gujarat’s chief minister announced a compensation of ₹100 million to those killed in 2002 riots, but has not yet offered any figure.
Earlier this month, Modi had said that the government would offer an additional compensation of about ₱10 million to the families of those killed, but the government did not provide an exact figure.
On Friday, the chief minister said that more than ₂100 million had been paid to the relatives of the people killed in Ahmed and Ghatkopar, where violence broke out after the riots.
In the video posted by the Hindutva media, several people can be seen shouting slogans against Modi and the Modi government, with one woman shouting “I want a new Narendra Modi”.
A large crowd gathers on Saturday to protest against the deaths of people during the riots, in Ahmedpur, Gujarat.(Reuters / Adnan Abadi)Modis government has repeatedly rejected allegations that it has sought to blame the riots on Muslims, saying that the police were on the side of the Hindus in the state.
In his annual State of the Nation address, Modi promised to put an end to the violence, saying it would end with “justice and peace”.