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Disputes over natural resources or property triggered 16.8% of all murders in India in 2019-21:



UN report 

Dispute over property or land or access to water was behind nearly 16.8 per cent of murder cases recorded in India between 2019 and 2021, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). This figure suggests that every sixth such murder taking place in the country in the said period could be attributed to the aforementioned causes. 

About 0.5 per cent or 300 of the murders recorded in India in 2019-21 were due to water-related conflicts, the UNODC’s Global Study on Homicide Report 2023 further elaborated. It was released on December 12