Communal Violence

  • Muzaffarnagar riots: An year on 4 days ago

    It's been a year since the first riots broke out in Muzaffarnagar that left 60 people dead. CNN-IBN finds out if the divide between Hindus and Muslims has deepened and if the wounds are healed. ...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 800 accused still absconding, says SIT August 21, 2014

    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,...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets Pranab Mukherjee to discuss political situation August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the political situation in the country. The meeting came even as a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha for the Congress hangs in the balance. Last week, during...
  • Live: Uproar in Lok Sabha over Communal Violence Bill August 14, 2014

    On the last day of the Budget session, ruckus broke out in the Parliament over the Judicial Appointments Bill and the Constitution Amendment Bill with the Opposition demanding a discussion immediately. The chairperson, however, insisted on the completion of businesses listed before that. It is yet to seen whether the...
  • Silent on the first day, Rahul likely to lead the Congress in communal violence debate today August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is ready to take on the government in the Lok Sabha for the second day on Thursday over the communal violence debate. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to lead the party in Parliament even as he chose to remain silent during Wednesday's session. Congress Leader...
  • Fiery exchanges mark debate on Communal Violence Bill but MPs fail to provide a solution August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress crossed swords in theLok Sabha during the discussion on the Communal Violence Bill on Wednesday accusing each other of pursuing a divisive agenda, the debate on the floor of the House has raised a pertinent question - whether all...
  • BJP blames Congress for acting on Pakistan's behest as Lok Sabha debates Communal Violence Bill August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Discussion over the Communal Violence Bill took place in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst huge uproar. While the Congress alleged that maximum cases of communal violence had come to light since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government had taken charge at the Centre, the latter blamed the...
  • Congress creates uproar over Communal Violence Bill in Lok Sabha, debate likely at 3 PM August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Congress created an uproar in Parliament on Wednesday over the Communal Violence Bill, the debate on it is likely at 3 PM in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has been demanding an immediate discussion on the Bill as it has been deferred repeatedly. Even though Speaker...
  • Congress gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha to discuss communal violence issue August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday to discuss the issue of rising incidents of communal violence in the country. Party President Sonia Gandhi has once again hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the issue of communal violence. Addressing Congress...
  • Communal violence incidents have risen after NDA came to power: Sonia August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the rising incidents of communal violence in the country. The remarks came while she was addressing the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Executive Meet in the state. She said, "Nothing less than 600 incidents of communal...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha is likely to discuss the Communal Violence Bill on Tuesday and all eyes will be set on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who had stormed the well of the House last week over the issue. The Lower House has listed a discussion on rising incidents of...
  • Discussion on Communal Violence Bill deferred till Tuesday: sources August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The discussion on Communal Violence Bill has been deferred till Tuesday, said sources on Monday. The discussion was slated for Monday after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in Lok Sabha over the rising incidents of communal violence on Monday. Rahul Gandhi, who stormed the well in the...
  • Both Congress and BJP are familiar with inciting communal violence, says Mayawati August 11, 2014

    Parliament on Monday will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence. The move came after Congress MPs led by Rahul Gandhi protested at the well of the House last Wednesday. Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said, "both Congress and BJP are familiar with inciting communal violence. Congress has practiced communal...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today, all eyes on Rahul August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in Lok Sabha over the Communal Violence Bill, Parliament will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence on Monday. The Lok Sabha has listed a discussion on communal violence after the question hour and a discussion on atrocities against women and...
  • Amar Singh backs Rahul Gandhi's stand on communal violence in UP August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his comments against the Bharatiya Janata Party on communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, the Gandhi scion has found support from Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh. "I think his...
  • Uttar Pradesh struggles with a progressively faltering law and order situation August 8, 2014

    Meerut: Three separate incidences of communal flare-ups in western UP-Saharanpur, Moradabad and Meerut- have formed a triangle around the epicenter of the communal cauldron which festered for months in Muzaffarnagar before the last General Elections. The first place to erupt post the General Elections was a small town in Moradabad district-Kanth,...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • After Rahul's outburst over Communal Violence Bill, discussion likely on Monday August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in the Lok Sabha over the Communal Violence Bill, party said that a discussion on rising incidents of communal violence in the country is likely to take place on Monday. Senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge said. "They have agreed for a discussion...
  • Sonia Gandhi brushes aside Arun Jaitley's allegations of rebellion in Congress August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday brushed aside Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's allegations of rebellion within her party. Sonia said, "Let them say what they want to." The remarks came after Jaitley said that the Congress was facing an internal coup. "The Congress is facing a coup within the...
  • My duty is not to let the Question Hour be interrupted: Sumitra Mahajan August 6, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that her duty was not to let the question hour be interrupted. Regarding the communal violence bill she said that she was ready to have a discussion as long as things were done in accordance to the rules. ...
  • Rahul's comments against Lok Sabha Speaker uncalled for, says BJP August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: After an unusually aggressive Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi blamed the Speaker for being partial in the Lok Sabha, BJP and Shiv Sena MPs critised him for his behaviour towards the Chair. "I am glad that he has woken up. It is wrong to raise questions on the role...
  • 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...
  • Saharanpur riots: Main accused arrested, booked under NSA July 30, 2014

    Saharanpur: Days after communal violence in Saharanpur claimed the lives of three people and left 33 others injured, the main accused for the riots has been arrested. Muharram Ali Pappu was arrested on Wednesday and booked under the National Security Act. Earlier in the day, a six-member BJP team visited...
  • 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...
  • Saharanpur riots: 66 arrested, Eid celebrated amidst partial curfew July 29, 2014

    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 July 29, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • Uttar Pradesh minister's NSA remarks show bias, says BJP July 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hasan's comment that the BJP leaders would be slapped with the National Security Act (NSA) over last week's violence in Moradabad. State BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the statement was unbecoming of a cabinet minister as decisions...
  • 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...
  • Three held in Aurangabad for derogatory posts, photos June 9, 2014

    Aurangabad: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly posting objectionable material and pictures about a religion on a social networking site and a popular messaging platform, police said on Monday. The arrests were made in two separate cases. Santosh Yadav (37) and Sainath Yadav (21) were apprehended on Saturday after they allegedly...