COMMUNALISM

  • MHA alerts states of communal flare up ahead of festive season 20 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In view of the upcoming festive season, the Ministry of Home Affairs alerted states to ensure prevention of communal flare up especially in regions like Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The MHA has also issued an advisory to prevent forcible installation of idols at disputed sites, slogan shouting against a...
  • Bengal government will not tolerate communal disharmony: Mamata Banerjee 4 days ago

    Jhargram: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday warned that her government would not allow communal harmony to be disturbed in the state. "Communal harmony exists in West Bengal. We will not let anybody to disturb this co-existence," Banerjee, whose party Trinamool Congress is being criticised by the BJP on...
  • Congress terms BJP as "communal" and BJD a "corrupt" party October 8, 2014

    Phulbani (Odisha): Congress on Wednesday alleged BJP as "communal" and BJD as "corrupt". "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his partymen are experts in spreading animosity among communities. They have shown the seeds of communalism in the country," AICC general secretary in-charge of Odisha BK Hariprasad alleged here while campaigning for...
  • 30 minutes: No justice for victims even a year after Muzaffarnagar riots September 7, 2014

    It has been a year since the communal clashes broke out in Muzaffarnagar. CNN-IBN revisits Muzaffarnagar to find out if the divide between Hindus and Muslims has deepened and if the wounds are healed. ...
  • Modi's 'secular friends' jibe 'shocking, unbecoming': Congress September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his dig at "secular friends" saying that the comments made on foreign soil were "shocking and ungracious" and had made India a "laughing stock" in Japan. "Shocking and unbecoming of a Prime Minister to mock secularism on foreign...
  • EC orders transfer of Moradabad SSP ahead of bypoll August 30, 2014

    Lucknow: The Election Commission on Saturday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to remove Senior Superintendent of Police Moradabad Dharamveer Yadav. "On the directives of the EC, SSP Moradabad has been removed and Luv Kumar has been posted in his place," a senior officer said. Yadav's transfer has been done following BJP's...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: An year on August 28, 2014

    It's been a year since the first riots broke out in Muzaffarnagar that left 60 people dead. CNNIBN finds out if the divide between Hindus and Muslims has deepened and if the wounds are healed. ...
  • One year after Muzaffarnagar riots, fear looms in the area of another violence outbreak August 27, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: One year after the deadly Muzaffarnagar riots that killed more than 60 people, the area is shrouded with the fear of a violence outbreak yet again. Families of the deceased have organised condolence meetings and havans for their lost ones. The area is tense over reports that suggest that...
  • BJP is taking advantage of the communal tension in UP says Mayawati August 23, 2014

    BSP Chief Mayawati attacked the Narendra Modi government accusing Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) of taking advantage of the communal tension in Uttar Pradesh as bypolls are nearing. ...
  • UP: Communal clashes in Bulandshahr, few shops damaged August 21, 2014

    Bulandshahr: Communal clashes broke out between two communities on Thursday in Bulandshahr's Hapur district. The fight broke out after some children fought with each other and later their parents clashed with each other in Bahadurgarh village. Few shops have also been damaged due to stone pelting. ...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 800 accused still absconding, says SIT August 21, 2014

    A total of 800 accused found involved in riot cases in Muzaffarnagar last year are still absconding, Special Investigation Team (SIT) officials said. The SIT probing the Muzaffarnagar riots had found the involvement of 1550 accused in different cases. While 750 accused have been arrested so far, 800 are still absconding,...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets Pranab Mukherjee to discuss political situation August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the political situation in the country. The meeting came even as a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha for the Congress hangs in the balance. Last week, during...
  • Report on Saharanpur riots 'politically motivated': BJP August 17, 2014

    A probe committee's report on Sunday questioning BJP's role in the Saharanpur communal violence of Uttar Pradesh has evoked an outpouring of political reactions, but the BJP has rubbished the allegation as "politically motivated". "We do not know the veracity of this committee and its report. But the unfortunate incidents in...
  • Modi favours consensus, calls for moratorium on violence August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared that he would like to run the country on the basis of consensus and not on majority in Parliament and called for a 10year moratorium on caste and communal violence. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of...
  • Live: Uproar in Lok Sabha over Communal Violence Bill August 14, 2014

    On the last day of the Budget session, ruckus broke out in the Parliament over the Judicial Appointments Bill and the Constitution Amendment Bill with the Opposition demanding a discussion immediately. The chairperson, however, insisted on the completion of businesses listed before that. It is yet to seen whether the...
  • Silent on the first day, Rahul likely to lead the Congress in communal violence debate today August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is ready to take on the government in the Lok Sabha for the second day on Thursday over the communal violence debate. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to lead the party in Parliament even as he chose to remain silent during Wednesday's session. Congress Leader...
  • Fiery exchanges mark debate on Communal Violence Bill but MPs fail to provide a solution August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress crossed swords in theLok Sabha during the discussion on the Communal Violence Bill on Wednesday accusing each other of pursuing a divisive agenda, the debate on the floor of the House has raised a pertinent question whether all...
  • BJP blames Congress for acting on Pakistan's behest as Lok Sabha debates Communal Violence Bill August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Discussion over the Communal Violence Bill took place in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst huge uproar. While the Congress alleged that maximum cases of communal violence had come to light since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government had taken charge at the Centre, the latter blamed the...
  • Congress creates uproar over Communal Violence Bill in Lok Sabha, debate likely at 3 PM August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Congress created an uproar in Parliament on Wednesday over the Communal Violence Bill, the debate on it is likely at 3 PM in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has been demanding an immediate discussion on the Bill as it has been deferred repeatedly. Even though Speaker...
  • Congress gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha to discuss communal violence issue August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday to discuss the issue of rising incidents of communal violence in the country. Party President Sonia Gandhi has once again hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the issue of communal violence. Addressing Congress...
  • Communal violence incidents have risen after NDA came to power: Sonia August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the rising incidents of communal violence in the country. The remarks came while she was addressing the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Executive Meet in the state. She said, "Nothing less than 600 incidents of communal...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha is likely to discuss the Communal Violence Bill on Tuesday and all eyes will be set on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who had stormed the well of the House last week over the issue. The Lower House has listed a discussion on rising incidents of...
  • Discussion on Communal Violence Bill deferred till Tuesday: sources August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The discussion on Communal Violence Bill has been deferred till Tuesday, said sources on Monday. The discussion was slated for Monday after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in Lok Sabha over the rising incidents of communal violence on Monday. Rahul Gandhi, who stormed the well in the...
  • Both Congress and BJP are familiar with inciting communal violence, says Mayawati August 11, 2014

    Parliament on Monday will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence. The move came after Congress MPs led by Rahul Gandhi protested at the well of the House last Wednesday. Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said, "both Congress and BJP are familiar with inciting communal violence. Congress has practiced communal...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today, all eyes on Rahul August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in Lok Sabha over the Communal Violence Bill, Parliament will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence on Monday. The Lok Sabha has listed a discussion on communal violence after the question hour and a discussion on atrocities against women and...
  • Amar Singh backs Rahul Gandhi's stand on communal violence in UP August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his comments against the Bharatiya Janata Party on communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, the Gandhi scion has found support from Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh. "I think his...
  • Tension grips Kheteta village over a damaged madarsa wall August 9, 2014

    Communal tension prevailed in Kheteta village under Aliganj police station area of Bareillydistrict when a madarsa wall was partially damaged on Friday, following a dispute over prayer site. SP (rural), Brijesh Srivastava on Saturday said that there was a move to start Friday namaz in a private madarsa after installing a...
  • Case filed against Loni municipality chairman for promoting enmity between two groups August 8, 2014

    Police have registered a case against Loni municipality chairman andBJPleader Manoj Dhama for promoting enmity between different groups on religious grounds. Deputy Superintendent of PoliceArvindYadav said that SHO of Loni Police Station Gorakh Nath Yadav got information that Dhama has uploaded some sensitive content on his Facebookaccount which may spread hatred...
  • UP: Social media played a vital role in fanning communal riots August 8, 2014

    LucknowSocial media played a major role in fanning communal tension in Uttar Pradesh. Social media played a starring role in the blame game that followed the Muzzafarnagar riots. Akhilesh yadav found his villians in BJP MLA Sangeet Som and this fake video that he allegedly uploaded online. It claimed to show...
  • Uttar Pradesh struggles with a progressively faltering law and order situation August 8, 2014

    Meerut: Three separate incidences of communal flareups in western UPSaharanpur, Moradabad and Meerut have formed a triangle around the epicenter of the communal cauldron which festered for months in Muzaffarnagar before the last General Elections. The first place to erupt post the General Elections was a small town in Moradabad districtKanth,...