Riots

  • One year after Muzaffarnagar riots, fear looms in the area of another violence outbreak Yesterday

    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...
  • Z-plus security for Muzaffarnagar riots accused MLA Yesterday

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sangeet Som, an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots which claimed over 60 lives, has been granted Z-plus security. The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to raise Som's security cover following intelligence reports of threat to his life. CRPF personnel will provide him security only within the...
  • Saharanpur riots: Probe report blames government officials for failure to control situation 2 days ago

    Saharanpur: The Commissioner of Meerut division, who probed Saharanpur riots that left three persons dead, has blamed government officials for failure to control situation, say sources. The Commissioner submitted an 85-page report to the Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary Rakesh Bahadur on Tuesday. Violence had erupted in Kutubsher area of Saharanpur on July...
  • 3 beheaded in southern Brazil prison riot 3 days ago

    Sao Paulo: Three prisoners were beheaded and at least five other people were injured in a riot that erupted in a southern Brazilian prison, authorities said. Inmates of the prison in the city of Cascavel, took at least two agents and several other inmates hostage in the uprising, said military...
  • Court acquits man in 1984 Gurdwara Pulbangash riot case 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The lone accused in a 1984 anti- Sikh riots case in which a mob had set afire Gurdwara Pulbangash in north Delhi killing three persons has been acquitted by a court which said CBI failed to establish his presence on the spot. The name of senior Congress leader Jagdish...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 800 accused still absconding, says SIT 6 days ago

    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,...
  • Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused rejected 6 days ago

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of six persons accused of killing three locals in Lank village during the riots in the district in September last year. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of six accused Satbir, Arun Kumar, Ravinder, Ramvir, Pradeep...
  • Blame game begins over SP report on Saharanpur riots, BJP calls it politically motivated August 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The political blame game has begun over the Samajwadi Party report on riots in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. While the SP report blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for inciting violence, the latter called the report politically motivated. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal...
  • 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...
  • Saharanpur riots: Committee headed by Shivpal Yadav questions BJP's role August 17, 2014

    A five-member committee headed by UP minister Shivpal Yadav, which probed the communal violence in Saharanpur that left three persons dead, has blamed administrative lapses for the incident and questioned the role of BJP. "The report has been submitted by the committee to chief minister in which a BJP MP has...
  • Saharanpur riots: SP report blames BJP for inciting violence August 17, 2014

    Saharanpur: The Samajwadi Party (SP) has been facing criticism over its probe report on the recent Saharanpur violence in Uttar Pradesh (UP) which blamed failure of the local administration and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for inciting violence. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav...
  • Western UP reels under polarisation of electorate, spiking communal violence incidences August 8, 2014

    Lucknow: The omnipresence of politicians of all sorts in the series of riots that have jolted Uttar Pradesh since the Muzaffarnagar riots of September 2013, has raised suspicions over the possible polarisation of the electorate along communal lines that politicians might be indulging in. Not a single incidence of communal violence...
  • 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...
  • Akhilesh government fails to control communal riots in UP August 8, 2014

    Meerut: As the Samajwadi Party struggles to control the communal cauldron, which many believe has been stirred by the state government itself, Akhilesh Yadav actions to curb such incidents are under question mark. Akhilesh Yadav, under whose leadership the Samajwadi Party cycled into absolute majority in 2012, has allowed UP...
  • Curfew called off completely in Saharanpur August 8, 2014

    Curefew imposed in Saharanpur since July 26 has been lifted completely from August 8 onwards. District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said the curfew has been lifted from Friday after it was imposed in view of the violent clash between two communities over a disputed land last month. The situation in Saharanpur is completely...
  • After Saharanpur incident, govt to identify disputed sites in the state August 8, 2014

    Close on the heels of Saharanpur incident, where three persons died in a communal clash over a disputed land, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced to identify the disputed sites in the state. "Disputes sites in the state are being identified and efforts are being made to get the dispute resolved amicably....
  • Dirty politics: Were communal riots in UP West orchestrated for gains in bypolls? August 7, 2014

    Out of 24 riots in Uttar Pradesh since May 16, most of the communal frenzy incidents took place in the UP West region, which is home to half of the total assembly constituencies where bypolls are to be held in November, a report published in TOI said. Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh has...
  • Rahul enters well of the House, seeks debate on Communal Violence Bill, says Speaker is partial August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took charge in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday as he led his party's demand to discussion the Communal Violence Bill. Rahul Gandhi entered the well of the House in the Lok Sabha shouting slogans and demanding that the Bill be brought for discussion...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Court rejects bail plea of murder accused August 5, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of a riot accused in connection with a murder case in Muzaffarnagar. The District Sessions Judge, Vijay Laxmi has rejected bail plea of a riot accused Haim Singh saying that there are serious allegations him. According to prosecution, one Nazar Mohd was murdered in...
  • Court rejects bail plea of a riot accused August 3, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of a man accused of murdering a villager during the riots in the district last year. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar on Saturday rejected the bail plea of the accused Kala alias Vijai in the murder case in Kharad village of...
  • Curfew will be relaxed in Saharanpur for 12 hours: DM August 3, 2014

    Curfew will be relaxed in violence-hit Saharanpur for 12 hours on Sunday, an official said. "Curfew will be relaxed from 7 am to 7 pm on Sunday," Saharanpur District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said here. The situation is getting normal in the district rapidly, she added. Curfew was clamped on last Saturday in Saharanpur...
  • Saharanpur clashes: Aggrieved are being booked, alleges BJP August 2, 2014

    Claiming that Saharanpur clashes took place due to administrative laxity, BJP on Saturday alleged that the administration was also lodging cases against aggrieved to appease a "particular section". "Saharanpur riot is a result of administrative laxity and appeasement of a particular section. It was pre-planned," state BJP president Laxmi Kant Bajpai...
  • UP government orders high-level administrative probe into Saharanpur riots August 2, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday ordered a high-level administrative inquiry into the violent clash in Saharanpur on July 26, which left three persons dead and over 30 injured, a senior officer said. "The inquiry has been handed over to the Divisional Commissioner of Meerut and he will submit his report...
  • Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused dismissed August 1, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of a riot accused in connection with a triple murder case in Muzaffarnagar. District and Sessions Judge Vijai Laxmi on Thursday rejected the bail plea of the accused Ravinder, saying there is no case of bail. Three youths identified as Maherban, Amroz and Shahalem...
  • Shivpal Yadav to head committee constituted to probe Saharanpur riots July 31, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday constituted a committee to probe the incidence of violent clash in Saharanpur on July 26, which left three persons dead and over 30 injured. The committee headed by PWD Minister Shivpal Yadav would visit Saharanpur and after going through all the aspects will finally give its...
  • HC dismisses SIT's plea for stay on bail to Maya Kodnani July 31, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday dismissed the plea of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT), to grant a stay on its order granting bail to former minister Maya Kodnani in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case. A division bench comprising justices VM Sahai and RP Dholaria dismissed the...
  • Saharanpur riots: Government to investigate ISI involvement July 30, 2014

    The government on Wednesday said it will investigate a union minister's allegation of ISI involvement in the communal riots that rocked Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. "Government will investigate the allegation of (MSME Minister) Kalraj Mishra that there could be Pakistani intelligence agency ISI's hand behind the Saharanpur communal riots," Minister of...
  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case July 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for...
  • BJP delegation to visit riot-hit Saharanpur today July 30, 2014

    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...
  • ISI's hand could be behind Saharanpur riots, says BJP's Kalraj Mishra July 29, 2014

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday raised suspicion that there could be Pakistani Intelligence Agency ISI's hand behind the Saharanpur incident. Talking to reporters, Mirco, Small and Medium Enterprises minister Kalraj said that during the UPA regime Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had admitted that ISI was active in around 45...