Muzaffarnagar

  • Muzaffarnagar riots: An year on 5 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. ...
  • One year after Muzaffarnagar riots, fear looms in the area of another violence outbreak 6 days ago

    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...
  • Z-plus security for Muzaffarnagar riots accused MLA 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sangeet Som, an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots which claimed over 60 lives, has been granted Z-plus security. The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to raise Som's security cover following intelligence reports of threat to his life. CRPF personnel will provide him security only within the...
  • 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,...
  • Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused rejected August 21, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of six persons accused of killing three locals in Lank village during the riots in the district in September last year. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of six accused Satbir, Arun Kumar, Ravinder, Ramvir, Pradeep...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Khap Panchayat bans jeans, mobiles for girls August 10, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In yet another bizzare dikat of the Khap Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzzafarnagar district, it has banned unmarried girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones. The panchayat claimed that these have a bad influence and were responsible for girls being harassed. The panchayat of Gujjar community was held...
  • Western UP reels under polarisation of electorate, spiking communal violence incidences August 8, 2014

    Lucknow: The omnipresence of politicians of all sorts in the series of riots that have jolted Uttar Pradesh since the Muzaffarnagar riots of September 2013, has raised suspicions over the possible polarisation of the electorate along communal lines that politicians might be indulging in. Not a single incidence of communal violence...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Court rejects bail plea of murder accused August 5, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of a riot accused in connection with a murder case in Muzaffarnagar. The District Sessions Judge, Vijay Laxmi has rejected bail plea of a riot accused Haim Singh saying that there are serious allegations him. According to prosecution, one Nazar Mohd was murdered in...
  • Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused dismissed August 1, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of a riot accused in connection with a triple murder case in Muzaffarnagar. District and Sessions Judge Vijai Laxmi on Thursday rejected the bail plea of the accused Ravinder, saying there is no case of bail. Three youths identified as Maherban, Amroz and Shahalem...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT seeks arrest warrant against Delhi police constable July 16, 2014

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Muzaffarnagar riots, has moved a local court seeking issuance of an arrest warrant against a Delhi Police constable, accused in an arson and loot case here. During investigation, Delhi Police constable Anuj Kumar was allegedly found involved in the riots case at Bahawdi village...
  • 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...
  • UP govt sanctions more funds for Muzaffarnagar riot victims July 11, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned an additional amount of Rs 3.28 crore for providing relief to riot victims, district authorities said on July 11 in Muzaffarnagar. The state government has released more fund of Rs 3.28 crore for riot victims. Relief would be provided to 58 families of riots victims,...
  • News 360: Economic Survey 2014 says FY15 GDP growth seen at 5.4-5.9 pc July 9, 2014

    India will probably unveil bold reforms in its Budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a survey showed. ...
  • Girls married off in relief camps, dumped within months in Muzaffarnagar July 9, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In the aftermath of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, Akhilesh Yadav's Uttar Pradesh government, under criticism, promised Rs 1 lakh for any girl getting married at the relief camps. But that has resulted in hundreds of spurious marriages with young girls being married for just days and then being...
  • Four BJP MPs, 1 MLA detained for defying ban on mahapanchayat July 4, 2014

    The issue of holding of a 'mahapanchayat' in Kanth area on Friday turned into a violent protest, during which BJP leaders including four MPs, and an MLA who was accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots were detained. The 'mahapanchayat' or gathering was called by the state BJP in defiance of the state...
  • Court defers hearing in a Muzaffarnagar riots case till July 16 July 4, 2014

    A local court has recorded the statement of a witness and deferred till July 16 the hearing in the Kawal killing case. The complainant Arvind Kumar, deposed in court last evening and said that his son Gaurav and nephew Sachin were beaten to death allegedly by the accused. Additional District and Sessions...
  • Riot-accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som detained near Moradabad July 4, 2014

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sangeet Som was detained on Friday while on his way to Moradabad. Sangeet Som, along with some party workers had planned to hold a mahapanchayat in Moradabad. Sources say the BJP did not get the permission to hold the mahapanchayat. However, BJP workers marched towards the...
  • National Commission for Minorities expresses concern over "delay" in arrest of Muzaffarnagar riots accused June 28, 2014

    The National Commission for Minorities on Saturday expressed concern over the "delay" in arrest of accused in Muzaffarnagar riot cases, but said it was satisfied with the relief works in the affected areas. Chairman  of the Commission Naseem Ahmad on Saturday held a meeting here with district magistrates and district police...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Bail plea of murder accused rejected June 27, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of a man accused in a murder case during the Muzaffarnagar riots. District and Sessions Judge Vijai Luxchmi on Thursday rejected the bail plea of the accused Gautem in Bahawdi killing case. According to the prosecution, a youth Aman was shot dead by the...
  • Police arrest Muzaffarnagar riots gang-rape accused June 27, 2014

    Police have arrested one person accused of gang-raping a woman at Lank of Muzaffarnagar during last year's riots. The accused, Maheshvir Singh, was arrested on Thursday, a police officer said. He had been sent to 14 days' judicial custody after being produced before the court of additional chief judicial magistrate Sunder...
  • 20-year-old girl gang raped, video posted on Facebook June 25, 2014

    A 20-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped in Muzaffarnagar by eight youths, including her friend, who also made a video of the act and uploaded it on social networking site Facebook, police said on Tuesday. The victim in a complaint on Tuesday said that in August last year she went for a lunch with...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Case filed against 10 community leaders June 24, 2014

    District authorities have filed a case against 10 political and community leaders including ex-BSP MP Kadir Rana and former Uttar Pradesh minister Saeeduzama of Congress for allegedly making inflammatory speeches. The case was filed on Monday in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Garima Choudhry in connection with the alleged hate...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT seeks DNA match for victim's identity June 20, 2014

    The Special Investigation Team probing riots cases here has collected samples in order to carry out a DNA match to ascertain the identity of an alleged victim in connection with a case related to 2013 communal violence in Muzaffarnagar. The samples of the deceased Shamshad and his son and complainant Dilshad...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 10 months on, victims still face government's apathy June 17, 2014

    It has been nearly 10 months since the deadly riots took place in Muzaffarnagar district in western Uttar Pradesh forcing thousands of people, mostly Muslims to live in refuge campus in Shamli. The condition at the relief camp is getting worse day by day. CNN-IBN's Runjhun Sharma visits the relief...
  • Muzaffarnagar riot victims asked to leave camps in 3 days June 15, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: Displaced villagers who have been living in camps on the government land in neighbouring Shamli district since the Muzaffarnagar communal riots in September last year have been asked to vacate them within three days by authorities. Subdivisional Magistrate Suresh Kumar Mishra on Saturday said that a team of government officials...
  • Riot-displaced given 3-day ultimatum to leave camps June 14, 2014

    Displaced villagers who have been living in camps on government land in neighbouring Shamli district since the Muzaffarnagar communal riots in September last year have been asked to vacate them within three days by authorities. Subdivisional Magistrate Suresh Kumar Mishra on Friday said that a team of government officials visited the...
  • UP: BJP leader Omveer shot dead in Muzaffarnagar June 10, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In another tragic news for the Bharatiya Janata Party, local party leader Omveer has been shot dead in Meerapur village of Muzaffarnagar district. Omveer is also believed to have opened fire during the altercation. The incident took place early on Tuesday morning. Omveer was the chief of the Meerapur unit of...
  • Custody of two accused in SHO murder case extended till June 21 June 8, 2014

    A local court in Muzaffarnagar has extended the judicial custody of two accused in the murder case of Phugana SHO Vijay Kumar. The accused, Jyoti Mishra and her brother Prashant Mishra, were produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar yesterday, who extended their judicial custody till June 21. Police had...
  • Delhi constable involved in Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT June 7, 2014

    A Delhi Police constable has been allegedly found involved in a Muzaffarnagar riot case by the Special Investigation Team. The constable was found involved in arson and loot incident in Bahawdi village under Phugana police station in the district last year during the communal riots, SIT sources claimed. Seven persons have been...
  • Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused rejected June 5, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of an accused in the Kutba killing case that took place during the riots in the district last year. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of accused Jogender Kumar. According to prosecution, eight persons, including a woman,...