Riots

  • 2,700 more Muzaffarnagar riots victims apply for relief aid 23-04-2014 02:35 PM

    Twenty-seven hundred more victims of Muzaffarnagar riots have applied for relief at the collector's office, district administration said. "2,700 riot victims from different riot-hit villages have applied for relief and their applications are under scrutiny," Additional District Magistrate Inder Mani Tripathi said. "District administration has so far provided relief of...
  • FIR against Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for hate speech against Muslims 23-04-2014 12:42 PM

    Mumbai: An FIR has been filed against Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for his hate speech against Muslims at a rally in Mumbai on Tuesday. Addressing party workers in Kalyan, Mumbai, Kadam said the attack on women police personnel and the damage to public property during the Azad Maidan riots...
  • BJP to get absolute majority, won't need regional support: Modi 22-04-2014 09:59 PM

    The NDA will get an "absolute clear-cut mandate" to form the government in the general election, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, dismissing speculation of any need to align with key regional parties that could object to his prime ministership. In a free-wheeling interview with ABP News...
  • Sahai Commission records statements of 125 Muzaffarnagar riots victims 22-04-2014 02:38 PM

    The one-member Sahai Commission probing into the Muzaffarnagar riots has recorded statements of 125 victims, district authorities said on Tuesday. Constituted by the UP government and led by retired judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Vishnu Sahai, the commission completed recording statements of 125 riots victims in Muzzaffarnagar on...
  • Three Muzaffaranagar riots accused arrested, one surrenders 22-04-2014 01:38 PM

    Three absconding accused have been arrested while another surrendered in a court in connection with different Muzaffaranagar riot-related cases, police said on Tuesday. While Devendra, Satbir and Bhura were arrested in the district here on Monday, accused Bhayya surrendered in a local court, SP HN Singh told reporters here. The...
  • Delhi Police didn't act during 1984 riots, claims Cobrapost sting 22-04-2014 11:07 AM

    New Delhi: News portal Cobrapost on Tuesday came out with yet another sting operation in the middle of the election campaign. The sting revealed that the Delhi Police did not act during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. In the latest sting, Cobrapost claimed that Delhi Police officials admitted to their role...
  • 'Anupam Kher either has verbal diarrhoea or the Alzheimer's: documentary filmmaker Rakesh Sharma lashes out at the actor 22-04-2014 08:42 AM

    New Delhi: An old documentary film on the Gujarat riots of 2002 has brought Anupam Kher and filmmaker Rakesh Sharma at loggerheads. The film 'Final Solution' was a documentary feature on the 2002 riots that shook Gujarat. During a TV debate on CNN-IBN, documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan accused Kher (who...
  • There will be riots if Narendra Modi comes to power: Amarinder Singh 22-04-2014 07:40 AM

    Amritsar: In the election season of increasing attacks and counter attacks, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh claimed that there will be riots within 6 months if Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi comes to power. He also dismissed speculations of any Modi wave in the country. "There...
  • 1984 riots: Akali Dal workers protest outside Congress office in Delhi 21-04-2014 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: Scores of Akali Dal workers on Monday held a massive protest outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The SAD workers were protesting against the clean chit given by Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh to one of the accused in the case, Jagdish Tytler....
  • 1984 riots guilty remain unpunished, says Arun Jaitley 21-04-2014 01:25 PM

    Raking up the issue of 1984 riots, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday alleged that those guilty for the "state sponsored" violence still remain unpunished. Describing the "massacre" of innocent Sikhs after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a "black spot" in the democracy, the BJP...
  • Election Mania: What's at stake?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're sitting here in India, you can't be oblivious to the election mania. We are in the middle of the 9 phases, and it's...

  • Have you bought a ticket to Pakistan?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    It looks like millions of Indians living abroad will have to buy a ticket to Islamabad if they want to visit their friends and relatives....

  • The Election that Isn't: Cyrus in conversation with 'political leaders' 20-04-2014 04:05 PM

    In a televised address Congress President Sonia Gandhi apologised to the people for the past. Narendra Modi too, in an interview, sidestepped the question of apologising on the 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • 'Narendra Modi, A Political Biography' warms up to Modi but not dazzled by him 19-04-2014 02:09 PM

    Introducing his book 'Narendra Modi, A Political Biography', Andy Marino makes two claims keeping in mind that he is adding to the list of biographies of a man who is regarded both as a villain and a hero. First, he says, this is no hagiography but a work of 'cold...
  • Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi 18-04-2014 02:12 PM

    The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis has slammed Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father and film writer Salim Khan for praising Narendra Modi for "pure commercial gains". FMSA, a body of Aligarh Muslim University, mostly comprising muslim intellectuals, passed a resolution in Aligarh on Thursday. Reacting sharply to...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Bail plea of 3 murder accused rejected 18-04-2014 02:10 PM

    A local court rejected the bail plea of three persons accused of killing two brothers during the riots in Muzaffarnagarlast year. District sessions judge Vijay Laxmi on Thursday rejected bail plea of Sehdev, Ajit Singh and Amardeep, accused of killing brothers Shahid and Nawab on September 9 last year, during...
  • Odisha: Court acquits 11 in Kandhamal riot case 17-04-2014 05:54 PM

    A local court in Odisha acquitted 11 persons due to lack of evidence in a case related to communal riots in Odisha's Kandhamal district. Additional District Judge (ADJ), Phulbani Rajendra Kumar Tosh on Wednesday acquitted all the 11 persons arrested in connection with the murder of Gopan Nayak of Gandagada...
  • Police arrests 13 people accused in Muzaffarnagar riots 17-04-2014 03:08 PM

    Atleast 13 people were arrested for their role in the last year's riots in Muzaffarnagar, after the Supreme Court directed the state to expedite the process of bringing the accused to justice, police said on Thursday. Two murder accused, four accused of stoning, and seven others were arrested on Wednesday...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha election is a battle to protect secularism: Azam Khan 16-04-2014 11:02 PM

    Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan said that the 2014 Lok Sabha election is a battle to protect secularism and Samajwadi Party is the only one which is responsible for promoting secularism. ...
  • Do the 2002 riots no longer haunt Modi's politics? 16-04-2014 10:08 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I am going...
  • Hang me if charges are proved against me, says Narendra Modi 16-04-2014 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I...
  • Modi should own up responsibility for 2002 riots: CPI 16-04-2014 07:40 PM

    CPI on Thursday accused BJP leader Narendra Modi and his government in Gujarat of connivance in the 2002 "genocide" and demanded he own up moral responsibility for the riots. "What had happened in 2002 in Gujarat was a genocide, a massacre. It could never have happened without the connivance of...
  • Judicial commission begins its hearing to probe the Muzaffaranagar riots 16-04-2014 02:14 PM

    A one-member judicial commission constituted by the UP government to probe the Muzaffarnagar communal violence began its hearing on Wednesday. The commission led by Justice Vishnu Sahai, retired judge of Allahabad High Court, will record statements of riots victims in its sittings till April 21, district administration sources said. The...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Charges framed against five accused 15-04-2014 06:53 PM

    Charges against five accused in connection with murder of two youths during Muzaffarnagar riots were framed on Tuesday in a local court in Muzaffarnagar. Additional District Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar framed charges against five accused Mujassim, Mujammil, Nadeen, Jahangir and Furkan -- under various sections of IPC in connection with...
  • Fresh FIR lodged against Azam Khan for making 'provocative speech' at Bijnor rally 15-04-2014 02:37 PM

    Another FIR has been lodged against controversial Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan for making a provocative speech at an election rally in Afzalgarh in Bijnor district. The FIR was registered against Khan on Apr 13 night at Afzalgarh police station here for violation of model code of conduct, official...
  • Court rejects bail plea of three Muzaffarnagar riots accused 15-04-2014 02:18 PM

    A local court has rejected bail plea of three accused in a riot-related murder case in Muzaffarnagar. District sessions judge Vijay Laxmi on Monday rejected the plea of accused Niraj, Rampal and Upendra, citing there was no question of granting bail to them. The three accused were arrested on charges...
  • AAP's Jaaved Jaffrey attacks Congress, BJP over corruption, riots 14-04-2014 08:08 PM

    Actor Javed Jaffrey, AAP candidate from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, on Monday took a swipe at Congress and BJP, saying his party may have erred by plunging into national politics in haste, but it did not commit mistakes of indulging in corruption or bloodshed in the name of religion. On...
  • 'Faces of Gujarat riots' to campaign against communalism 13-04-2014 05:15 PM

    Dubbed "faces of Gujarat riots", Qutubuddin Ansari and Ashok Mochi have entered India's collective consciousness through their photos. One was the face of raw communal frenzy and the other of helplessness, begging for mercy. The pictures of a frightened Ansari begging for mercy from his attackers with tears rolling down...
  • PMO to seek Modi's views on disclosing his letters with Vajpayee 13-04-2014 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office will take the nod of Gujarat government and Chief Minister Narendra Modi for releasing the correspondence exchanged with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after the post-Godhra riots in 2002. The information was earlier denied by the Central Public Information Officer of the...
  • Court rejected bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riot accused 12-04-2014 02:49 PM

    A local court here has rejected the bail plea of an accused in a Muzaffaranagar riots case related to the killing of eight persons, including a woman, in Kutba village. Additional District Sessions Judge Jitendra Kumar on Friday rejected the bail plea of Kunwar Pal, one of the 50 accused...