Communalism

  • Riot-hit Saharanpur hopes for a peaceful Eid, curfew to be partly relaxed 1 hour 10 minutes 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...
  • Saharanpur tense as communal clashes claim 3 lives, blame game continues Yesterday

    Saharanpur: Even as Saharanpur continues to simmer over Saturday's violent clashes between two communities over a land dispute, the blame game has already begun. Sources in the Uttar Pradesh intelligence unit claim that despite their inputs, the state government waited to act till the situation went out of hand. According...
  • Temple politics heat up in Moradabad, Congress leaders detained 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leaders were on Saturday detained by the police when they were on a peace march towards Moradabad. They accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of raising communal tensions in Moradabad. Congress leaders Madhusudan Mistry and Nagma were leading the peace march. "We are going to Moradabad to calm...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT seeks arrest warrant against Delhi police constable July 16, 2014

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Muzaffarnagar riots, has moved a local court seeking issuance of an arrest warrant against a Delhi Police constable, accused in an arson and loot case here. During investigation, Delhi Police constable Anuj Kumar was allegedly found involved in the riots case at Bahawdi village...
  • 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...
  • Book will come out soon with or without Orient Blackswan: Megha Kumar July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Oxford-based historian Megha Kumar is the recent victim of censorship as publisher Orient Blackswan withheld the sale of the book 'Communalism and Sexual Violence: Ahmedabad Since 1969' just days after releasing it. The publisher informed Kumar that the book needs "comprehensive assessment" and should be set aside "for...
  • 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...
  • 62 arrested in communal clashes in Moradabad July 6, 2014

    Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh: 62 people have been arrested so far in connection with the communal violence that stunned Moradabad on Friday. Clashes broke out in the Kanth district over the installation of loudspeakers at a religious place. Some of the those arrested have alleged that Muzaffarnagar riots' accused MLA Sangeet Som...
  • Centre seeks report from UP government on Moradabad communal clashes July 6, 2014

    Moradabad: Even as normalcy returns after communal tensions broke out in Moradabad on Friday, the Centre has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the violence. Tension errupted in the area after two communities clashed on Friday over the installation of a speaker in a temple. A day after...
  • I am being targeted, says riots accused MP Sangeet Som on tension in Moradabad July 5, 2014

    Moradabad: While the Kanth area of Moradabad city is limping back to normalcy after tension broke out between two communities, riot-accused MP Sangeet Som has claimed that he was unfairly being targeted over the issue. However, the Moradabad Police has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party for communal tension in the area. "MP...
  • 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...
  • UP police put on high alert for the month of Ramzan June 30, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Police have been put on alert across the state for the holy month of Ramzan, officials said on Monday. The local intelligence units (LIU) have been sensitized in the districts with history of communal tension during the month of Ramzan. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukul Goyal...
  • Muzaffarnagar riot victims asked to leave camps in 3 days June 15, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: Displaced villagers who have been living in camps on the government land in neighbouring Shamli district since the Muzaffarnagar communal riots in September last year have been asked to vacate them within three days by authorities. Subdivisional Magistrate Suresh Kumar Mishra on Saturday said that a team of government officials...
  • 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...
  • Communal fever spreading after BJP took over at Centre: Sharad Pawar June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In an apparent reference to the murder of a software professional in Pune, allegedly by activists linked to a right wing Hindu outfit, NCP President Sharad Pawar on Sunday said that "certain ideologies" were emboldened to spread communal fever after BJP-led NDA took over the reins of power at...
  • Delhi constable involved in Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT June 7, 2014

    A Delhi Police constable has been allegedly found involved in a Muzaffarnagar riot case by the Special Investigation Team. The constable was found involved in arson and loot incident in Bahawdi village under Phugana police station in the district last year during the communal riots, SIT sources claimed. Seven persons have been...
  • District administration identifies five more Muzaffarnagar riots victims June 2, 2014

    Five more victims have been identified in the Muzaffarnagar riots and the district authorities have decided to provide a compensation of Rs 13 lakh to their families, officials said on Monday. "Five more persons, namely Sukhan, Nazim Safi, Shakooran, Zarifan, Andaman, have been identified as riot victims and their families would...
  • Fearing riots, policemen told to be on high alert in western UP May 28, 2014

    Anticipating more trouble in the communally sensitive areas of western Uttar Pradesh, Inspector General of Police (Meerut Zone) Alok Sharma on Tuesday issued directives to all district police forces to be on high alert till May 30. According to Intelligence Bureau "inputs that we have received, the anti-social elements in western...
  • It's the victory of communal forces: SP on LS results May 16, 2014

    Terming performance of BJP as the victory of "communal forces", Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday said that it would continue to work for strengthening secular forces in the country. "We respect the mandate. Our party will continue to work to strengthen secular forces. BJP has only tried to spread communalism and...
  • Fearing violence, Centre asks states to be vigilant on counting day May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Anticipating violence and tension in sensitive regions of the country on vote counting day, the Home Ministry on Thursday sent out an alert to all states asking them to extra vigilant and prevent any communal tension. Sources in the Ministry claimed that the advisory was sent after the recent...
  • Communal clashes in old Hyderabad, 2 dead in police firing May 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: Two people have been killed and seven others injured when police opened fire to control a communal clash in the old city of Hyderabad on Wednesday. Clashes broke out between members of two communities in old Hyderabad on Wednesday afternoon. Police fired at the mob to control the situation. Two...
  • Meerut clashes: Security tight, arrests to be made today, says DM May 11, 2014

    A day after clashes break out in Meerut, security has been tightened in the area, said the DM Amit Renwa. ...
  • Meerut tense as communal clashes leave 50 injured including a policeman and 2 mediapersons May 11, 2014

    About 50 people, including a top police officer and two media persons, were injured in a communal clash in Meerut on Saturday, police said. The incident occurred around 2 p.m. when a group of people was installing a water facilitation centre near a mosque. Members of the Jain community opposed the installation,...
  • No victory processions can be taken out after polls results, says DM May 10, 2014

    Ahead of counting of votes for Lok Sabha polls on Friday, victory processions have been banned by authorities in the district as a precautionary measure. "Such processions after poll results have been banned as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order," District Magistrate Koshal Raj Sharma said. Security has been tight...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT seeks arrest warrants against 3 gangrape accused May 10, 2014

    The Special Investigation team has moved a local court seeking arrest warrants against three accused in a gangrape case of Muzaffarnagar riots. A case was registered against the three accused-- Kuldeep, Mahervir and Sikander -- on the direction of Supreme Court after the victim alleged that her FIR has not registered...
  • Tripura withdraws school book that tags BJP a communal party April 30, 2014

    Agartala: The Left Front government in Tripura has decided to withdraw the government school textbook in which the BJP was tagged as a 'communal party', an official said in Agartala on Wednesday. The Bengali medium political science book for Class XI, in its chapter titled 'India's party system' said one of...
  • Murder sparks communal tension in Rajgarh, additional force deployed April 26, 2014

    A person was allegedly shot dead in Machalpur in Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday following a dispute over a petty issue, sparking communal tension in the area, a senior official said. The incident took place when two saw machine unit owners in the area indulged in a quarrel following which...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Two murder accused arrested April 25, 2014

    Two accused in a riot-related case in Muzaffarnagar have been arrested, police said on Friday. Arvind and Mohit were arrested for allegedly killing a person identified as Nazim in Jauli village of the district during last year's communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, they said. A case was registered against 11 people in this case...
  • Shazia Ilmi defends her comments on Muslims, calls it sarcastic April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP leader Shazia Ilmi has clarified that she was only speaking "sarcastically" when she asked a group of Muslim leaders to turn "communal". A video showing Ilmi exhorting some Muslim leaders to stop being secular went viral on social networking websites on Tuesday. In the video, Ilmi, the AAP...
  • Shazia Ilmi stokes a controversy, says Muslims should be communal now April 22, 2014

    AAP's candidate from Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat Shazia Ilmi stoked a fresh controversy after a video went viral on social networking websites on Tuesday. In the said video, Shazia llmi is seen asking some Muslim leaders to support the Aam Aadmi Party. She can be  heard saying that 'Muslims should become...