Communal Violence

  • Court rejects bail plea of three Muzaffarnagar riots accused 15-04-2014 02:18 PM

    A local court has rejected bail plea of three accused in a riot-related murder case in Muzaffarnagar. District sessions judge Vijay Laxmi on Monday rejected the plea of accused Niraj, Rampal and Upendra, citing there was no question of granting bail to them. The three accused were arrested on charges...
  • Mulayam campaigns in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, hints at his PM ambition 06-04-2014 01:58 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Even as a proposed Third Front led by the Left met an embarrassing end, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh is confident that a non-Congress, non-BJP front will form the government at Centre after the general elections. In his first ever visit to Muzaffarnagar after communal violence claimed over 60...
  • Over 33,000 Muzaffarnagar riot refugees apply to register in voters list 11-03-2014 03:56 PM

    Over 33 thousand displaced riots victims of the Muzaffarnagar communal violence have applied to enroll in electoral list from new places in Muzaffarnagar district, a senior official said on Tuesday. "At least 33,022 people displaced due to riots have applied for the enrollment in voter list and it is being...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 3-year-old baby dies in relief camp 05-03-2014 01:17 PM

    A three-day old baby girl died due to illness at a relief camp for riot victims at Malakpur village in Shamli district. The baby was born with complications and died on Tuesday, according to camp organiser Maulana Aslem. The parents of the baby were displaced from Phugana during the riots...
  • Communal Violence Bill be brought through ordinance route: Rahman Khan 03-03-2014 08:46 PM

    New Delhi: Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday said the government should have brought in the Communal Violence Bill also through an ordinance route. The remarks came a day after the Cabinet cleared an ordinance to amend the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. Khan said, "I was...
  • 84 police teams constituted to nab absconding riots accused 23-02-2014 12:48 PM

    District authorities have constituted 84 police teams to arrest the 244 absconding accused who are facing charges over the riots last year in the area, police said on Sunday. SSP HN Singh told reporters that 84 police teams, each led by a gazetted officer, have been set up to arrest...
  • Anti-Communal Violence Bill deferred after uproar in Rajya Sabha 05-02-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Prevention of Communal Violence Bill was deferred on Wednesday after a huge uproar when it was tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The Opposition questioned the legitimacy of the Bill on the grounds that the Bill will encroach on the rights of state governments and goes against the...
  • Watch: Protests in Rajya Sabha as Sibal mentions 2002 riots during debate 05-02-2014 03:34 PM

    The Congress was attacked on all fronts on Wednesday as Parliament reconvened for the Winter Session. The death of the Arunachal Pradesh student, the Telangana Bill, the multi-million chopper deal and the Prevention of Communal Violence Bill were all used by the Opposition to launch scathing attacks on the government....
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Four-month-old girl dies due to cold, toll rises to 34 25-01-2014 04:38 PM

    A four-month-old girl, whose family was displaced during the Muzaffarnagar riots, has died due to cold at Kandhla town in Shamli district, police said on Sunday. Ahsan, the infant's mother had been displaced from her native Bahawdi village during Muzaffarnagar riots and was living in a relief camp till last...
  • Curfew continues in Kotadi for third day after communal clashes 16-01-2014 09:18 PM

    Curfew continued for the third consecutive day in a village in Rajasthan after three people were killed and 11 others injured in communal clashes, police said. The clashes took place Jan 14 between members of two communities in Kotadi in Pratapgarh district, some 300 km from Jaipur. "The clashes were...
  • 3 killed, 6 injured in Pratapgarh following clashes between 2 communities; curfew on 15-01-2014 03:26 PM

    Three men were killed and six others injured when a clash broke out between two communities in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district, prompting the authorities to impose curfew in the region. The incident occurred on Tuesday night when some youths were returning home after a programme when another group of four-five youths...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Cash reward announced for arrest of accused 24-12-2013 03:24 PM

    Police has announced Rs 5000 cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of an absconding accused in a Muzaffarnagar riot case. "A reward of Rs 5000 would be given to the person providing any information about the accused Harender Singh who has been absconding since the incident," SSP...
  • 48-year-old Muzaffarnagar riots victim dies at a relief camp in Shamli 19-12-2013 04:07 PM

    A 48-year-old Muzaffarnagar riot victim has died in a relief camp at Ambeta village in the Shamli district, an official in Muzaffarnagar said. Rozuddin died due to tuberculosis on Wednesday, Tehsildar of Kairana area Thakur Prasad said. While Gulfam, the organiser of the relief camp, alleged that he died due...
  • FTP: Muzaffarnagar: The relief camps in winter 18-12-2013 08:22 PM

    3 months after terrible communal riots tore through Muzaffarnagar, approximately 16000 people are still languishing in relief camps. During the riots over 1 lakh people were displaced. In Malakpur relief camp, twenty five children have died in the deadly cold and foggy conditions and the Uttar Pradesh government remains in...
  • Communal Violence Bill likely to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday: Shinde 16-12-2013 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Communal Violence Bill is likely be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. The Cabinet on Monday cleared the Communal Violence Bill, said sources. After the law comes into force, the Centre will be duty bound to send...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Two gangrape victims depose before court 10-12-2013 12:49 PM

    Two out of six clash victims, who were allegedly gangraped in separate incidents by rioters, deposed before a local court and recorded their statements. Earlier, the six gangrape victims, in their written complaints, had alleged that they were gangraped by the rioters in Fugana village. These two women separately recorded...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT files charge sheets against 3 accused 07-12-2013 08:48 PM

    The Special Investigation Team(SIT) has filed two charge sheets against the three accused inthe recent riots in Muzaffarnagar, an official said on Saturday.The charge sheet was filed om Friday in the court of CJM KP Singh in Muzaffarnagar. The three accused Ikbal Singh, Rupender and Mohkam Singhhave been charge sheeted...
  • Communal Violence Bill most obnoxious piece of legislation: BJP 07-12-2013 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday termed the Communal Violence Bill as "the most obnoxious piece of legislation in independent India", saying had it been in place, it would have resulted in punishment of the members of the majority community for Muzaffarnagar riots. "The 2011 draft, which the...
  • Modi urges chief ministers to oppose Communal Violence Bill 06-12-2013 07:45 PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday wrote letters to fellow chief ministers, urging them to oppose the Communal Violence Bill saying it was a blatant intrusion upon the powers of the state governments. Modi had written to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on...
  • Talking Point: Will the Communal Violence Bill further divide communities? 05-12-2013 11:40 PM

    Under intense pressure from the BJP, the Centre on Thursday agreed to make changes in the contentious draft Communal Violence Bill. The new bill is proposed to be neutral between communities, While the earlier one put the onus on majority community, there is no onus on any community now. Officers...
  • Under preassure, UPA makes changes in Communal Violence Bill 05-12-2013 09:57 PM

    New Delhi: Under intense pressure from the BJP, the Centre on Thursday agreed to make changes in the contentious draft Communal Violence Bill. The new bill is proposed to be neutral between communities, While the earlier one put the onus on majority community, there is no onus on any community...
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  • Centre makes changes Communal Violence Bill: Sources 05-12-2013 05:02 PM

    New Delhi: Faced with a belligerent opposition, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government has been forced to make several changes in the original draft of the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013. CNN-IBN has accessed the draft copy of the contentious bill with...
  • Govt will seek broadbased consensus on all issues, says Manmohan Singh 05-12-2013 12:11 PM

    On a day Narendra Modi dubbed the communal violence bill as a "recipe for disaster", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said government will try to evolve a broadbased consensus on issues which are of "great" legislative importance. The Prime Minister said government seeks the cooperation of all segments of...
  • Winter session of Parliament begins, row over Communal Violence Bill 05-12-2013 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: The first day of the winter session ended over the obit references that were made in both houses of Parliament. Both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha will reassemble at 11 am on Friday. Obit reference were read for Mohan Singh, Ram Naresh Khushwaha and Manna Dey...
  • Winter session: Row over Communal Violence Bill, PM says will try to evolve consensus on all issues 05-12-2013 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament is set to begin on Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the government will make an effort to evolve consensus on all Bill. He said there will be an effort to do maximum pending work as the session is a short...
  • Modi writes to PM on Communal Violence Bill, says timing suspicious 05-12-2013 09:34 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against bringing the Communal Violence Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament. Terming the timing of the move by the government suspicious, Modi on Thursday tweeted "Political considerations and...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT to file report on 11 accused 04-12-2013 02:52 PM

    The Special Investigation Team probing over 500 cases of riots here will file its final report against 11 persons who were accused in the violence and later allegedly killed in clashes in Muzaffarnagar district. The final report will be filed against 11 persons who were named in different cases of...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi gets bail 04-12-2013 10:30 AM

    BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi, arrested for her alleged role in recent riots in Muzaffarnagar, was on Tuesday granted bail by a local court. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunder Lal gave bail to Prachi on two sureties of Rs 2,000 each. She had surrendered before the court on Monday. Police had...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 177 arrests made so far 03-12-2013 03:03 PM

    Police has arrested 177 persons while 25 others have surrendered so far in connection with the recent riots in Muzaffarnagar, Special Investigation Team (SIT) sources said. More than 60 persons were killed and over 40,000 displaced in communal violence that had broken out in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in September...