Communal Clashes

  • Mallipattinam clash: 22 arrested on hate speech charges 16-04-2014 05:47 PM

    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...
  • Kanpur DM appeals for peace after communal clashes during Ram Navami 09-04-2014 09:24 PM

    After a clash between two communities over the route of a procession on the occasion of Ram Navamiin Kalyanpur area near inKanpur, 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,...
  • Court rejects bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused 13-02-2014 02:41 PM

    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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Two accused surrender in court 04-02-2014 02:40 PM

    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...
  • Activists write to Shinde, Akhilesh, demand riot victims be rehabilitated immediately 29-01-2014 11:06 AM

    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,...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Attachment proceedings initiated against 21 accused 27-01-2014 03:48 PM

    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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT files chargesheet against 2 murder accused 24-01-2014 03:09 PM

    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 22-01-2014 01:35 PM

    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....
  • Curfew continues in Kotadi for third day after communal clashes 16-01-2014 09:18 PM

    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...
  • 6 detained for Pratapgarh violence, curfew continues 16-01-2014 01:40 PM

    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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 60-year-old victim who moved out of relief camp succumbs to cold wave 16-01-2014 08:36 AM

    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...
  • UP government launches medical drive for Muzaffarnagar riot victims 15-01-2014 03:00 PM

    "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...
  • UP government shuts down Muzaffarnagar relief camps 01-01-2014 11:06 AM

    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...
  • 2,877 Muzaffarnagar riot victims living in illegal camps asked to leave 10-12-2013 05:15 PM

    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...
  • SC raps UP government, asks it to compensate all riot-hit victims 21-11-2013 03:19 PM

    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 15-11-2013 08:42 AM

    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...
  • Two Muzaffarnagar riot victims die at a relief camp, villagers allege medical negligence 07-11-2013 04:04 PM

    Two persons, including a16-year-old boy, who had taken shelter in a relief camp afterthey were displaced during Muzaffarnagar riots, died. Taslim (16) died at a hospital after suffering from feverwhile a 65-year-old man, Noruddin died at a relief camp inLoee village due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday, police said. Some...
  • 4 injured as angry villagers attack policemen trying to arrest Muzaffarnagar riots accused 01-11-2013 02:53 PM

    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...
  • Muzaffarnagar: 3 killed in fresh communal violence in Budhana 30-10-2013 09:42 PM

    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 death...
  • Relief camps in riot-hit UP districts in appalling condition: NHRC 22-10-2013 08:33 AM

    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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Another BJP MLA accused of inciting violence arrested 17-10-2013 03:52 PM

    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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: BJP demands withdrawal of 'false cases' against 14,000 people 17-10-2013 02:06 PM

    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...
  • Panel asked to probe TV sting involving Azam Khan to meet on October 17 14-10-2013 12:14 PM

    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...
  • UP govt releases Rs 7 crore compensation package for Muzaffarnagar victims 14-10-2013 09:58 AM

    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...
  • 2 young boys murdered by bike-borne assailants in separate incidents 10-10-2013 10:58 AM

    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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Inquiry commission to begin probe on October 6 04-10-2013 02:17 PM

    The one-member inquiry commission of Rtd Justice Vishnu Sahai constituted by the UP government to probe the recent Muzaffarnagar violence will reach Muzaffarnagar on October 6, a senior official said on Friday. The commission will be working from the camp office of Naveen Mandi guesthouse. The first meeting of the...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 10 cases of missing persons converted into kidnapping 03-10-2013 02:47 PM

    Failing to locate the ten persons missing after the riots in Muzaffarnagar district, police has converted their cases into that of kidnapping. "The cases of 10 missing people were converted into kidnapping as their whereabouts could not be ascertained yet," Additional SP (Rural) Alok Priya Darshi told reporters on Thursday....
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 3 women from Fugana village allege rioters gangraped them 30-09-2013 01:11 PM

    Three women from Fugana village in Muzaffarnagar district have lodged separate police complaints that they were gangraped during the riots and their homes burnt down, police said on Monday. "Three women, in their written complaints to police on Sunday, have separately alleged that rioters attacked their houses and gangraped them...
  • Mulayam blames BJP, RSS for violent clashes in Meerut; assures action 30-09-2013 08:21 AM

    Taking a strong note of the clash in Meerut, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday alleged that BJP and RSS were trying to orchestrate riots in the state, and assured that strict action will be taken against those responsible. The former UP Chief Minister said that those responsible...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Meerut DM imposes ban orders on proposed pro-Som panchayat 28-09-2013 07:43 AM

    Authorities have banned the holding of a panchayat in favour of arrested BJP MLA Sangeet Som in Meerut district on September 29. "The administration has banned the proposed all-caste panchayat at Janata Inter College in Kheda village in the Sardhana area to press for the withdrawal of the National Security...