COMMUNAL

  • Mamata Banerjee ups the ante against BJP, accuses it of playing communal politics December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her attack against Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accusing it of indulging in riots and communal politics. Addressing a rally in Kolkata. Mamata said, "They are involved in riots and communal politics, yet they point fingers at others." There is a political effort...
  • False alarm about trouble at Trilokpuri throws cops in tizzy November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police was thrown into a tizzy last evening when it received around a dozen calls about a brawl in east Delhi's Trilokpuri only to find that no untoward incident had taken place in the area where communal clashes had erupted last month. Police said they had received 11...
  • BJP only party protecting communal harmony: Jitendra Singh November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jitendra Singh Monday said that the BJP is the only political party committed to protecting communal harmony and ensuring development without discrimination. Singh, who hails from Jammu region, appealed to residents of Kishtwar to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election rally in Kishtwar town in...
  • BJP hits back at Congress for 'spreading-communalism-poison' charge November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Thursday hit back at the Congress leadership for accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading the "poison" of communalism and charged Congress with using Jawaharlal Nehru's anniversary to divide society and spread hatred. The party also attacked Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against...
  • Trilokpuri lessons: Smarter resource mobilisation, community dialogue November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Trilokpuri clashes have stressed the need for Delhi Police to streamline resource mobilisation process in such situations and to engage with communities at the grass-root level to defuse tensions before they spiral out of control. After assessing the problems they faced while dealing with the situation in...
  • New Delhi: Arms meant for delivery in Trilokpuri seized November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The seizure of two pistols and live rounds from two men who were supposed to deliver them to someone in violence-hit Trilokpuri on Wednesday, raised concerns that anti-social elements are still at work in the locality which is slowly limping toward normalcy. According to police, Amit Kumar Singh (33)...
  • New Delhi: Muharram to be observed in Trilokpuri under heavy security November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Muharram will be observed on Tuesday in east Delhi's violence-hit Trilokpuri area amid heavy security with Hindu volunteers taking part in the processions. The entire route of the procession will be monitored aerially with the help of drones. As many as 30 Hindu volunteers will lead the four Muharram...
  • Be on guard against politics of communal frenzy: Nitish Kumar November 2, 2014

    Patna: Saying that the country is "passing through a dangerous phase of politics", senior JD (U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday asked party workers to be "on guard against politics of communal frenzy". "The country is passing through a dangerous phase of politics in which efforts...
  • Delhi's Trilokpuri prohibitory orders relaxed for 11 hours October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday relaxed the prohibitory orders for 11 hours in Delhi's Trilokpuri area, which has been hit by communal clashes. "The prohibitory order relaxation has been effective from 6 AM and will go up to 5 PM (Thursday)," Joint Commissioner of Police Sanjay Beniwal told IANS. Two groups...
  • Trilokpuri clashes: Drones with night vision to be used to monitor during Chhath Puja, Muharram October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Drones are being used to search the troubled area in East Delhi's Trilokpuri which saw communal violence on Diwali night. The police will also be using drones with night vision cameras to monitor Chhath Puja and Muharram. At the same time, door-to-door searches are also taking place. The...
  • Delhi: Police use drones to carry out search operation in violence-hit Trilokpuri October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police is using drones to carry out search operations in Delhi's Trilokpuri area where violence broke out on the night of Diwali. Door-to-door searches are also being held in the vicinity to check for anti-social elements. The curfew in the area will be relaxed from 2 to 5...
  • Trilokpuri clashes: Children starve as prices of commodities soar, say residents October 27, 2014

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday sought a detailed report from Delhi Police on the clashes which occurred in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area. "We aren't able to buy milk, prices have soared. We have sent our children to Utttam Nagar to buy supplies," said residents. ...
  • Delhi: Home Ministry demands detailed report from police on Trilokpuri clashes October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday sought a detailed report from Delhi Police on the clashes which occurred in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area. Reportedly, the MHA has sought a detailed report after allegations that the police response had been slow. Till now, 45 people have been...
  • Trilokpuri communal clash: 14 arrested for spreading rumours October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Police on Sunday arrested 14 persons for spreading rumours and fanning tension in east Delhi's Trilokpuri locality even as no fresh violence was reported and situation remained "under control" despite being tense in the area which has been on the boil during the last three days following a...
  • UP: Muslim man arranges cremation of Hindu 'sister' October 26, 2014

    Rampur: In a heartwarming display of communal harmony, a Muslim man in a village near here made the arrangements for the cremation of a Hindu widow, whom he treated as his sister and had been supporting for a long time. The unique story is from Moondha Pandey village, about 10...
  • Trilokpuri clashes: Prohibitory orders imposed, 62 people arrested October 26, 2014

    An uneasy calm prevailed in Trilokpuri area of East Delhi, on Sunday, after the clashes between two groups left 19 people injured including five with gunshot injuries. No untoward incident has been reported in the past 12 hours. Section 144 has been imposed in the area. The Rapid Action Force...
  • Delhi: Uneasy calm in Trilokpuri after communal clash October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: An uneasy calm prevailed in Trilokpuri area of East Delhi, on Sunday, after the clashes between two groups left 19 people injured including five with gunshot injuries. No untoward incident has been reported in the past 12 hours. Section 144 has been imposed in the area. The Rapid...
  • Delhi: 19 injured in communal clashes in Trilokpuri October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: At least nineteen people were injured including five with gunshot injuries after communal clashes erupted in Trilokpuri in east Delhi on Saturday. Some families have left the area following the outbreak of violence. The police have detained 65 people so far and say the situation is now under...
  • MHA alerts states of communal flare up ahead of festive season October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of the upcoming festive season, the Ministry of Home Affairs alerted states to ensure prevention of communal flare up especially in regions like Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The MHA has also issued an advisory to prevent forcible installation of idols at disputed sites, slogan shouting against a...
  • Bengal government will not tolerate communal disharmony: Mamata Banerjee October 16, 2014

    Jhargram: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday warned that her government would not allow communal harmony to be disturbed in the state. "Communal harmony exists in West Bengal. We will not let anybody to disturb this co-existence," Banerjee, whose party Trinamool Congress is being criticised by the BJP on...
  • Congress terms BJP as "communal" and BJD a "corrupt" party October 8, 2014

    Phulbani (Odisha): Congress on Wednesday alleged BJP as "communal" and BJD as "corrupt". "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his partymen are experts in spreading animosity among communities. They have shown the seeds of communalism in the country," AICC general secretary in-charge of Odisha BK Hariprasad alleged here while campaigning for...
  • 30 minutes: No justice for victims even a year after Muzaffarnagar riots September 7, 2014

    It has been a year since the communal clashes broke out in Muzaffarnagar. CNN-IBN revisits Muzaffarnagar to find out if the divide between Hindus and Muslims has deepened and if the wounds are healed. ...
  • Modi's 'secular friends' jibe 'shocking, unbecoming': Congress September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his dig at "secular friends" saying that the comments made on foreign soil were "shocking and ungracious" and had made India a "laughing stock" in Japan. "Shocking and unbecoming of a Prime Minister to mock secularism on foreign...
  • EC orders transfer of Moradabad SSP ahead of bypoll August 30, 2014

    Lucknow: The Election Commission on Saturday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to remove Senior Superintendent of Police Moradabad Dharamveer Yadav. "On the directives of the EC, SSP Moradabad has been removed and Luv Kumar has been posted in his place," a senior officer said. Yadav's transfer has been done following BJP's...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: An year on August 28, 2014

    It's been a year since the first riots broke out in Muzaffarnagar that left 60 people dead. CNNIBN finds out if the divide between Hindus and Muslims has deepened and if the wounds are healed. ...
  • One year after Muzaffarnagar riots, fear looms in the area of another violence outbreak August 27, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: One year after the deadly Muzaffarnagar riots that killed more than 60 people, the area is shrouded with the fear of a violence outbreak yet again. Families of the deceased have organised condolence meetings and havans for their lost ones. The area is tense over reports that suggest that...
  • BJP is taking advantage of the communal tension in UP says Mayawati August 23, 2014

    BSP Chief Mayawati attacked the Narendra Modi government accusing Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) of taking advantage of the communal tension in Uttar Pradesh as bypolls are nearing. ...
  • UP: Communal clashes in Bulandshahr, few shops damaged August 21, 2014

    Bulandshahr: Communal clashes broke out between two communities on Thursday in Bulandshahr's Hapur district. The fight broke out after some children fought with each other and later their parents clashed with each other in Bahadurgarh village. Few shops have also been damaged due to stone pelting. ...
  • 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...