Communal Violence

  • Saharanpur riots: Main accused arrested, booked under NSA Yesterday

    Saharanpur: Days after communal violence in Saharanpur claimed the lives of three people and left 33 others injured, the main accused for the riots has been arrested. Muharram Ali Pappu was arrested on Wednesday and booked under the National Security Act. Earlier in the day, a six-member BJP team visited...
  • BJP delegation to visit riot-hit Saharanpur today 2 days ago

    Saharanpur: There have been no fresh reports of violence in the riot-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. A 5-member delegation of the state Bharatiya Janata Party will visit the city later on Wednesday. The delegation includes riot accused BJP leader Suresh Rana who has been charged in the Muzaffarnagar riots case. The...
  • Saharanpur riots: 66 arrested, Eid celebrated amidst partial curfew 2 days ago

    Saharanpur: Eid was celebrated amidst a partial curfew in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The curfew was relaxed from 7 am to 11 am on the Ambala road and Behat road. The other areas will get to see curfew relaxed from 3 pm to 7 pm. But there is...
  • Riot-hit Saharanpur hopes for a peaceful Eid, curfew to be partly relaxed 3 days ago

    Saharanpur: Tensions have eased slightly in the riot-hit Saharanpur with everyone hoping that the festival of Eid will be a peaceful one. Curfew will be relaxed from 7 am to 11 am on the Ambala road and Behat road. The other areas will get to see curfew relaxed from 3...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots accused remanded to judicial custody July 16, 2014

    A riot accused was sent to 14 days' judicial custody after he surrendered before a court in Muzaffarnagar in connection with Maherdeen killing case. Chief judicial magistrate Narender Kumar sent the accused Sandeep alias Kala to 14 days judicial custody on Tuesday. Maherdeen was murdered during riots in Lank village in the...
  • Uttar Pradesh minister's NSA remarks show bias, says BJP July 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hasan's comment that the BJP leaders would be slapped with the National Security Act (NSA) over last week's violence in Moradabad. State BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the statement was unbecoming of a cabinet minister as decisions...
  • Communal violence over installation of loudspeakers in religious place cripples Moradabad July 5, 2014

    Moradabad: Moradabad is tense again after clashes between 2 communities over the installation of loudspeakers at a religious place. Police have detained 4 BJP leaders including Muzaffarnagar riot-accused MLA Sangeet Som. The BJP was planning to a hold a mahapanchayat in the city on Friday. However, police had detained BJP MLA...
  • Three held in Aurangabad for derogatory posts, photos June 9, 2014

    Aurangabad: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly posting objectionable material and pictures about a religion on a social networking site and a popular messaging platform, police said on Monday. The arrests were made in two separate cases. Santosh Yadav (37) and Sainath Yadav (21) were apprehended on Saturday after they allegedly...
  • Court rejects bail plea of three Muzaffarnagar riots accused April 15, 2014

    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 of murder...
  • Mulayam campaigns in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, hints at his PM ambition April 6, 2014

    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 lives...
  • Over 33,000 Muzaffarnagar riot refugees apply to register in voters list March 11, 2014

    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 considered...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 3-year-old baby dies in relief camp March 5, 2014

    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 in...
  • Communal Violence Bill be brought through ordinance route: Rahman Khan March 3, 2014

    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 of...
  • 84 police teams constituted to nab absconding riots accused February 23, 2014

    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 February 5, 2014

    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 February 5, 2014

    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 January 25, 2014

    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 month...
  • Curfew continues in Kotadi for third day after communal clashes January 16, 2014

    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 triggered following...
  • 3 killed, 6 injured in Pratapgarh following clashes between 2 communities; curfew on January 15, 2014

    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 had...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Cash reward announced for arrest of accused December 24, 2013

    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 HN...
  • 48-year-old Muzaffarnagar riots victim dies at a relief camp in Shamli December 19, 2013

    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 to...
  • FTP: Muzaffarnagar: The relief camps in winter December 19, 2013

    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 December 16, 2013

    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 December 10, 2013

    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 their...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT files charge sheets against 3 accused December 7, 2013

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has filed two charge sheets against the three accused in the recent riots in Muzaffarnagar, an official said on Saturday. The charge sheet was filed om Friday in the court of CJM K P Singh in Muzaffarnagar. The three accused Ikbal Singh, Rupender and Mohkam Singh have been charge sheeted in...
  • Communal Violence Bill most obnoxious piece of legislation: BJP December 7, 2013

    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 National...
  • Modi urges chief ministers to oppose Communal Violence Bill December 6, 2013

    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 the...
  • Talking Point: Will the Communal Violence Bill further divide communities? December 5, 2013

    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 December 5, 2013

    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 now....
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...