Communal Clashes

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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,...
  • Mallipattinam clash: 22 arrested on hate speech charges April 16, 2014

    Chennai: On electoral authorities' direction, police have arrested 22 persons for allegedly making hate speeches during a recent clash between different communities at Mallipattinam in Thanjavur district. Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar said complaints were received from both sides that hate speeches were made by the other, in connection with the...
  • Kanpur DM appeals for peace after communal clashes during Ram Navami April 9, 2014

    After a clash between two communities over the route of a procession on the occasion of Ram Navami in Kalyanpur area near in Kanpur, the district magistrate on Wednesday appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony. The situation is under control in the area and schools and colleges have been opened, DM...
  • Court rejects bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused February 13, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of an accused arrested for allegedly looting house of a Muzaffarnagar riots victim during clashes last year. The court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of Yogendra Singh, saying there was no case of bail. According to the prosecution, few people, including the accused,...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Two accused surrender in court February 4, 2014

    Two accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots case have surrendered before a local court in Muzaffarnagar which sent them to judicial custody till February 17. Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar rejected the bail plea of the two accused, Anurag Bansal and Sandeep Tyagi, who surrendered before the court on Monday and remanded...
  • Activists write to Shinde, Akhilesh, demand riot victims be rehabilitated immediately January 29, 2014

    A group of social activists Tuesday appealed to union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to immediately rehabilitate the Muzaffarnagar riot victims. Under the banner of Forum for Democracy and Communal Amity, the activists have sent a written appeal to Shinde and Akhilesh Yadav, asking...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Attachment proceedings initiated against 21 accused January 27, 2014

    A local court has initiated attachment proceedings against 21 absconding accused in the four cases of loot and burning during the Muzaffarnagar riots. Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar at the request of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the cases ordered attachment proceedings against the accused under Section 83 of the...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT files chargesheet against 2 murder accused January 24, 2014

    The Special Investigation Team, probing the Muzaffarnagar riot cases, on Friday filed a chargesheet against two persons accused of murder. The SIT filed its first chargesheet in the case related to violence in Kutba village in September in which eight persons were killed, in a local court against Kunwar Pal...
  • Court dismisses Muzaffarnagar riots-related complaint against Mulayam Singh Yadav January 22, 2014

    A local court has dismissed a private complaint against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly making objectionable statement in connection with the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar. Judicial Magistrate Mitali Govind Rao dismissed the complaint against Yadav on Tuesday, saying there was no basis for taking cognisance against him. The...
  • Curfew continues in Kotadi for third day after communal clashes January 16, 2014

    Curfew continued for the third consecutive day in a village in Rajasthan after three people were killed and 11 others injured in communal clashes, police said. The clashes took place Jan 14 between members of two communities in Kotadi in Pratapgarh district, some 300 km from Jaipur. "The clashes were triggered following...
  • 6 detained for Pratapgarh violence, curfew continues January 16, 2014

    Police on Thursday detained six persons in connection with communal clashes in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district, which has left three dead and six injured, even as curfew continued in Kotadi village for second consecutive day. "An additional force of 400 policemen has been deployed in the area to maintain law and order...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 60-year-old victim who moved out of relief camp succumbs to cold wave January 16, 2014

    A 60-year-old woman, who had fled her village after riots last year and later moved out of relief camp in Shahpur due to alleged government pressure, on Wednesday died due to cold near the camp. Mehmooden, a widow, was living with her four sons at a temporary shelter near the camp....
  • UP government launches medical drive for Muzaffarnagar riot victims January 15, 2014

    "The Uttar Pradesh government has launched a medical drive for Muzaffarnagar riot victims, with checkups of pregnant women and children given priority. Medical examination of around 168 pregnant women and 4,000 children has been carried out till now," District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said. "A team of doctors under the supervision...
  • UP government shuts down Muzaffarnagar relief camps January 1, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: As India ushered in 2014, the victims of Muzaffarnagar riots found themselves in a precarious situation. Only four relief camps remain in Shamli and one in Loi as the rest have been wound up following an order from the state government. The move came even as many of the riot...
  • 2,877 Muzaffarnagar riot victims living in illegal camps asked to leave December 10, 2013

    Four private relief camps functioning without authorisation in Shamli district near Muzaffarnagar have been asked to close their operations and around 2,877 riot-victims living in these camps have been asked to leave. Around 2,877 people living in four camps including 270 in Tirsa, 1,950 in Malakpur, 390 in Barnawi and 267...
  • SC raps UP government, asks it to compensate all riot-hit victims November 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday has taken an objection to an Uttar Pradesh government notification announcing compensation only for Muslims affected by the Muzaffarnagar riots. The apex Court has asked the government to withdraw the notification which says that UP govt is releasing rs 90 crores as compensation...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Vishnu Sahai commission granted 6 months' time to submit report November 15, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh government has extended the tenure of the one-man inquiry commission into Muzaffarnagar riots by six months. The tenure of former Justice Vishnu Sahai commission, constituted to probe into Muzaffarnagar riots, has been extended by six months, Special Secretary (Home), Saroj Kumar on Thursday told reporters. The UP government had on...
  • Two Muzaffarnagar riot victims die at a relief camp, villagers allege medical negligence November 7, 2013

    Two persons, including a 16-year-old boy, who had taken shelter in a relief camp after they were displaced during Muzaffarnagar riots, died. Taslim (16) died at a hospital after suffering from fever while a 65-year-old man, Noruddin died at a relief camp in Loee village due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday, police said. Some local villagers...
  • 4 injured as angry villagers attack policemen trying to arrest Muzaffarnagar riots accused November 1, 2013

    Four policemen were injured in stone pelting by villagers in Kutba area of Muzaffarnagar district, where they had gone to arrest a person in connection with a case of communal violence there. The mob was protesting against the arrest of a person in connection with communal violence which erupted in the...
  • Muzaffarnagar: 3 killed in fresh communal violence in Budhana October 31, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: Three persons have been killed on Wednesday night in fresh outbreak of communal violence in Budhana area of Muzaffarnagar district, which was hit by riots in September that had left over 60 dead. The three victims, identified as Afroz, 20, Meherban, 21, and Ajmal, 22, were beaten to...
  • Relief camps in riot-hit UP districts in appalling condition: NHRC October 22, 2013

    A National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team described as appalling the conditions in relief camps in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh and suggested that the state government frame a policy to provide relief to families of missing persons. The team visited four relief camps in Shamli district on...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Another BJP MLA accused of inciting violence arrested October 17, 2013

    BJP legislator Kunwar Bhartendu Singh, accused of inciting last month riots in Muzaffarnagar, was on Thursday apprehended by Uttar Pradesh police and sent to 14-day judicial custody. Singh was arrested by police after a press conference in Muzaffarnagar in which he claimed his innocence and said he was being targeted by...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: BJP demands withdrawal of 'false cases' against 14,000 people October 17, 2013

     The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded withdrawal of cases against 14,000 people named for "unknown cases" during the Muzaffarnagar riots. Party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the false criminal cases where a mob was involved were a cause for fear to hundreds who dreaded to go back to their...
  • Panel asked to probe TV sting involving Azam Khan to meet on October 17 October 14, 2013

    A committee to probe the veracity of a sting operation by a news channel, reportedly showing political interference in functioning of police during the Muzaffarnagar riots, would hold its first meeting on October 17, a state official said on Monday. The sting showed police and administrative officials in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar saying...
  • UP govt releases Rs 7 crore compensation package for Muzaffarnagar victims October 14, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government late on Sunday released a Rs 7 crore financial package for riot victims in Muzaffarnagar and nearby areas, an official said. The financial aid would be used to give compensation for the losses to immovable and movable properties during the communal violence. The benefit of the dole...
  • 2 young boys murdered by bike-borne assailants in separate incidents October 10, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh grew tense again, after two young people were murdered in two different places a day ago, officials said on Thursday. The district was rocked by communal violence last month. Initial information available is that a carpenter, travelling from Pallavpuram to his village Jamalpur was stabbed to death...