Riots

  • HC dismisses SIT's plea for stay on bail to Maya Kodnani 4 hours 6 minutes ago

    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 22 hours 29 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Akhilesh's UP earns dubious distinction, tops the list of states that witnessed riots in 2013 2 days ago

    With 247 incidents of communal violence, Uttar Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction of topping the list of states that witnessed riots in 2013 and the situation is no different in 2014 too. The communal violence claimed 77 lives last year in UP. While the data for this year is still being...
  • 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 2 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...
  • Saharanpur riots: Situation fully under control, says Home Minister 2 days ago

    Curfew was relaxed on Monday for four hours in violence-hit Saharanpur to allow people to get their daily needs even as district authorities struggled hard to contain trouble-mongers. As the situation has shown improvement, curfew was being relaxed from 10 AM to 2 PM in the new city and from 3...
  • Saharanpur riots: Stern action will be taken against guilty, assures Akhilesh Yadav 3 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said those guilty of violent incident in Saharanpur district would not be spared and stern action would be taken against them. During a meeting with Punjab Assembly Speaker Charanjeet Singh Atwal here, Yadav said the state government was committed to provide justice and...
  • Situation improves in riot-hit Saharanpur, locals hopes for a peaceful Eid 3 days ago

    Saharanpur: As the situation improved in the violence-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, curfew was relaxed for four hours in the town to allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open. Local residents are hoping for a peaceful Eid. "We just want...
  • Saharanpur situation fully under control, says Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    The Centre on Monday said the situation in violence-hit Saharanpur is fully under control and it is keeping close eye on it. "Saharanpur situation is fully under control. We are keeping a close vigil," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters here. Singh's comments came a day after he briefed Prime Minister...
  • Situation improves in Saharanpur, curfew lifted for 4 hours in old town area 3 days ago

    Saharanpur: As the situation improved in the violence-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, curfew has been relaxed for four hours in the old town areas to allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open. The curfew has been relaxed from 3 PM...
  • Saharanpur violence appears pre-planned: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra 4 days ago

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Sunday said it appeared Saharanpur clashes were pre-planned and asked political parties not to politicise the issue. "The manner in which members of a particular community attacked those, who were protesting against forced grabbing of land, is indicative of a serious conspiracy," he said. "The Saharanpur incident...
  • Saharanpur riots: Authorities deploy drone to ensure peace in the violence-hit area 3 days ago

    Authorities on Sunday deployed drone cameras to maintain peace in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district where communal violence claimed three lives and left over a dozen critically injured. Officials admitted the situation in the district was still tense although there had been no violence on Sunday morning. A curfew clamped on Saturday after...
  • 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...
  • 2002 Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia Jafri's petition today July 15, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday will hear a petition in the 2002 riots case. A petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the massacre, challenged the order of a local court which upheld a special investigation team's (SIT) clean...
  • UP govt sanctions more funds for Muzaffarnagar riot victims July 11, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned an additional amount of Rs 3.28 crore for providing relief to riot victims, district authorities said on July 11 in Muzaffarnagar. The state government has released more fund of Rs 3.28 crore for riot victims. Relief would be provided to 58 families of riots victims,...
  • Girls married off in relief camps, dumped within months in Muzaffarnagar July 9, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In the aftermath of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, Akhilesh Yadav's Uttar Pradesh government, under criticism, promised Rs 1 lakh for any girl getting married at the relief camps. But that has resulted in hundreds of spurious marriages with young girls being married for just days and then being...
  • These allegations are politically motivated by Samajwadi Party, says Kunwar Sarvesh Singh July 5, 2014

    In connection with the Violent protests that broke out in Moradabad on Friday, Kunwar Sarvesh Singh from BJP on Saturday denied the allegations of instigating riots and said that these allegations are politically motivated by Samajwadi Party. He also said that this is Samajwadi Party's attempt to break his Muslim...
  • A day after communal violence, Moradabad limps back to normal July 5, 2014

    Moradabad: Moradabad is limping back to normal a day after clashes between two communities broke out over the installation of loudspeakers near a religious place. Five BJP leaders, including Muzaffarnagar riot-accused Sangeet Som and four MPs, were detained in Morababad after they tried to defy a ban on the party...
  • 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...
  • Yasin Bhatkal admits carrying out 2011 Mumbai blasts, says has no remorse July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Suspected Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal has admitted to having carried out the 2011 Mumbai triple blasts. He told the investigative agency that he feels satisfied with the blast and has no remorse for what he did. Rather, he was proud of himself for carrying out the blast successfully. The...
  • Four BJP MPs, 1 MLA detained for defying ban on mahapanchayat July 4, 2014

    The issue of holding of a 'mahapanchayat' in Kanth area on Friday turned into a violent protest, during which BJP leaders including four MPs, and an MLA who was accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots were detained. The 'mahapanchayat' or gathering was called by the state BJP in defiance of the state...
  • Court defers hearing in a Muzaffarnagar riots case till July 16 July 4, 2014

    A local court has recorded the statement of a witness and deferred till July 16 the hearing in the Kawal killing case. The complainant Arvind Kumar, deposed in court last evening and said that his son Gaurav and nephew Sachin were beaten to death allegedly by the accused. Additional District and Sessions...
  • Riot-accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som detained near Moradabad July 4, 2014

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sangeet Som was detained on Friday while on his way to Moradabad. Sangeet Som, along with some party workers had planned to hold a mahapanchayat in Moradabad. Sources say the BJP did not get the permission to hold the mahapanchayat. However, BJP workers marched towards the...
  • Indian jailed for nine months for Little India riot July 3, 2014

    Singapore: A 28-year-old Indian was jailed for nine months in Singapore for being a member of an unlawful assembly during the Little India riot last December, becoming the 13th Indian to be imprisoned in the country's worst street violence in 40 years. Palanivel Dhasmohan, who worked in the construction sector here,...
  • Alcohol behind last December riots: Committee of Inquiry June 30, 2014

    Singapore: The probe into last December's riots in Singapore, the worst in 40 years, on Monday cited alcohol as the "major contributory factor" that triggered the unrest. The riot on the night of December 8 in Singapore's Little India precinct was sparked by the death of an Indian national in...
  • 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...