RIOTS

  • Singapore riots: Indian to be caned for instigating crowd 13 hours 30 minutes ago

    Singapore: An Indian national in Singapore was on Friday sentenced to receive three strokes of cane in addition to an earlier 25-month jail term for his involvement in Little India riots last December, the country's worst street violence in 40 years. 42-year-old Samiyappan Sellathurai, who was sentenced to 25 months imprisonment...
  • Twelve years after Godhra riots, Justice Nanavati Commission hands over probe report to Gujarat CM November 18, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Twelve years after the Godhra riots, Justice GT Nanavati commission on Tuesday submitted its report to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at her residence. Justice Nanavati had maintained that the final report is ready and will be submitted soon. The Commission took 24 extensions before the report has finally...
  • EC censures MHA over compensation to anti-Sikh riot victims November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday pulled up the Home Ministry over the reports that it had announced fresh compensation for 1984 riot victims. The Commission asked why a denial was not issued to the media in this case. In an order on the issue, the Commission said the absence...
  • Rahul Gandhi names 1984 riots accused in Delhi poll panel, red-faced Congress says there is no such list November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi heads for fresh Assembly elections, confusion seems to setting within the Congress ranks. After a leaked list of Congress committe for Delhi election came under criticism for having anti-Sikh riots tainted Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, the party claimed that there was no such list. Congress sources...
  • 1984 Riots accused in Rahul team: Is this a self-goal? November 5, 2014

    Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country. ...
  • Delhi poll panel: BJP lashes out at Congress November 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party lashed out at the Congress for reportedly constituting a poll panel which had 1984 anti-Sikh riots as its members. ...
  • Congress backtracks, denies forming Delhi election panel with 1984 riots accused as members November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. Sources in the party told CNN-IBN that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had formed an Election Command Committee...
  • Rahul Gandhi names anti-Sikh riots accused Tytler, Sajjan Kumar in Delhi poll panel November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major surprise from Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler have been included in the panel that would oversee party's campaign for Delhi Assembly polls. Delhi Gurudwara Management Committee President Manjit Singh has condemned the Congress high command for including...
  • Memorial for 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims to come up in Delhi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A memorial in remembrance of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots is being built at Gurdwara Rakhabganj Sahib in the heart of the national capital. The memorial, dubbed "Wall of Tears", is being constructed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK and its construction was...
  • Election Commission asks MHA to explain on compensation for 1984 riots October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday asked the Home Ministry to explain its decision to give a fresh compensation of Rs five lakh to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims considering that the Model Code of Conduct is in force in Delhi because of the upcoming by-polls. The EC has written...
  • Re-open 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases in Delhi, says BJP October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday demanded re-investigation in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases which were closed by Delhi Police, and sought distribution of pending compensations of Rs 182 crore among the victims. In a letter to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajender Nagar legislator...
  • Trilokpuri clashes: Drones with night vision to be used to monitor during Chhath Puja, Muharram October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Drones are being used to search the troubled area in East Delhi's Trilokpuri which saw communal violence on Diwali night. The police will also be using drones with night vision cameras to monitor Chhath Puja and Muharram. At the same time, door-to-door searches are also taking place. The...
  • US court issues summons against megastar Amitabh Bachchan in 1984 riots case October 28, 2014

    A US court has summoned Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in an alleged human rights violation case filed by a Sikh rights group. The complaint alleges that Bachchan instigated people for violence after the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984. The complaint was filed by New York-based Sikh...
  • Delhi: Police use drones to carry out search operation in violence-hit Trilokpuri October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police is using drones to carry out search operations in Delhi's Trilokpuri area where violence broke out on the night of Diwali. Door-to-door searches are also being held in the vicinity to check for anti-social elements. The curfew in the area will be relaxed from 2 to 5...
  • Trilokpuri clashes: Children starve as prices of commodities soar, say residents October 27, 2014

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday sought a detailed report from Delhi Police on the clashes which occurred in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area. "We aren't able to buy milk, prices have soared. We have sent our children to Utttam Nagar to buy supplies," said residents. ...
  • Delhi: Home Ministry demands detailed report from police on Trilokpuri clashes October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday sought a detailed report from Delhi Police on the clashes which occurred in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area. Reportedly, the MHA has sought a detailed report after allegations that the police response had been slow. Till now, 45 people have been...
  • Trilokpuri communal clash: 14 arrested for spreading rumours October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Police on Sunday arrested 14 persons for spreading rumours and fanning tension in east Delhi's Trilokpuri locality even as no fresh violence was reported and situation remained "under control" despite being tense in the area which has been on the boil during the last three days following a...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India becomes an issue in USA's California election race October 18, 2014

    Sacramento: Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest congressional races in the country. Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of...
  • Gujarat government stops SIT to file plea against Maya Kodnani bail October 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Government has refused permission to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team to challenge the bail given to former Minister Maya Kodnani in a post-Godhra riot case. Kodnani, who was given bail by Gujarat High Court, was convicted in the Naroda Patia riot case, in which 97 people were...
  • Delhi: Court to hear defamation complaint against Jagdish Tytler on October 15 September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday fixed October 15 for hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler by a senior lawyer representing the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The matter was put for the next date as Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Gaurav Rao...
  • PM Modi 'ring fenced' against US court summons in Gujarat riots case September 27, 2014

    New York: India on Saturday made it very clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in New York on a five-day visit, was "ring fenced" and there was no question of anyone serving any summons on him and that an action in the matter was underway. India's strong reaction came...
  • Small-town US politician emerges as unlikely foe of Narendra Modi September 27, 2014

    New York: A city council member from a Chicago suburb of 25,000 people is making for an unlikely antagonist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, population 1.2 billion. Joseph Whittington of Harvey, Illinois, worked with a group of New York lawyers to found a nonprofit and file a civil lawsuit...
  • IM planned terror attacks in Muzaffarnagar to avenge riots: sources September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: According to a revelation during the interrogation of Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ajaz Sheikh, the terror outfit was planning attacks in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar. Delhi Police Special Cell sources say that the mails that were supposed to be sent after the strikes were recovered from Ajaz's laptop. The mail was...
  • Modi advances US trip by a day due to 'technical reasons', to now leave on September 25 September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday advanced his trip to the United States by a day. He will now leave for Washington on September 25. Sources said that the visit was rescheduled due to 'technical reasons' involving landing issues in Germany. Modi was earlier scheduled to leave for the...
  • Punjab government assures jobs to dependents of 1984 antiSikh riot victims September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Wednesday said that it will soon provide jobs to the dependents of victims of 1984 antiSikh riots and terrorism. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal assured the wards of 1984 riots and terrorism victims that the state will soon provide compassionate jobs to them and instructed...
  • Amit Shah charge sheet: Congress expresses 'sense of satisfaction' September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday expressed a "sense of satisfaction" over the charge sheet against BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct by making an "objectionable" speech during campaigning for Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh. "We have a sense of satisfaction that something which...
  • Indian spared caning in Little India riots for showing remorse September 10, 2014

    Singapore: An Indian in Singapore was spared caning but jailed for 25 months for his involvement in Little India riots, the country's worst violence in 40 years, as he had a clean record and showed genuine remorse for his actions. Senior District Judge Ong Hian Sun responded to an appeal by...
  • A year after Muzaffarnagar riots, victims still await justice September 7, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: Even a year after voilent clashes in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh that claimed 65 lives and left 50,000 homeless, the state government has been unable to bring the offenders to book. In fact, the police have even tried to convince victims to withdraw cases. A special cell of...
  • 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. ...
  • Muzaffarnagar riot victims to sell houses at throwaway prices, live in ghettos September 5, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: It has been a year since riots shattered the peace of Muzaffarnagar. Ever since, the city and the villages around it have been on tenterhooks, always tense that any small incident could spark another incident. The mood is best captured in Lissad, a village that has seen 13 deaths...