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  • Punjab government assures jobs to dependents of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Wednesday said that it will soon provide jobs to the dependents of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and terrorism. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal assured the wards of 1984 riots and terrorism victims that the state will soon provide compassionate jobs to them and instructed...
  • Amit Shah charge sheet: Congress expresses 'sense of satisfaction' September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday expressed a "sense of satisfaction" over the charge sheet against BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct by making an "objectionable" speech during campaigning for Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh. "We have a sense of satisfaction that something which...
  • Indian spared caning in Little India riots for showing remorse September 10, 2014

    Singapore: An Indian in Singapore was spared caning but jailed for 25 months for his involvement in Little India riots, the country's worst violence in 40 years, as he had a clean record and showed genuine remorse for his actions. Senior District Judge Ong Hian Sun responded to an appeal by...
  • A year after Muzaffarnagar riots, victims still await justice September 8, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: Even a year after voilent clashes in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh that claimed 65 lives and left 50,000 homeless, the state government has been unable to bring the offenders to book. In fact, the police have even tried to convince victims to withdraw cases. A special cell of...
  • 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. ...
  • Muzaffarnagar riot victims to sell houses at throwaway prices, live in ghettos September 6, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: It has been a year since riots shattered the peace of Muzaffarnagar. Ever since, the city and the villages around it have been on tenterhooks, always tense that any small incident could spark another incident. The mood is best captured in Lissad, a village that has seen 13 deaths...
  • Modi shouldn't be blamed for 2002 riots in Gujarat: Australian PM September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian premier Tony Abbott today said Narendra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister should not be blamed for the 2002 riots in the state as he was just a "presiding officer" who has been cleared in "endless inquiries". "My understanding is that there has been endless inquiries into this and...
  • Education a distant dream for children in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar September 5, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: This Teachers' Day, CNN-IBN brings you the story of the children who live in riots-ravaged Muzaffarnagar. It has been a year since communal clashes there left over 60 people dead, CNN-IBN revisited ground zero to find that for the children, education is now a distant dream. Sixteen-year-old Furgaan always...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Rape survivor alleges the probe panel offered her bribe to take back the case September 4, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A rape survivor has alleged that the Special Investigation Cell mandated to probe the Muzaffarnagar riots had offered her bribe to take back the case. One year after the Muzaffarnagar riots, CNN-IBN revisited ground zero. "Investigating Officer Mala Yadav took me to the Malakpura camp and asked me to...
  • 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. 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 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...
  • Z-plus security for Muzaffarnagar riots accused MLA August 26, 2014

    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...
  • Saharanpur riots: Probe report blames government officials for failure to control situation August 26, 2014

    Saharanpur: The Commissioner of Meerut division, who probed Saharanpur riots that left three persons dead, has blamed government officials for failure to control situation, say sources. The Commissioner submitted an 85-page report to the Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary Rakesh Bahadur on Tuesday. Violence had erupted in Kutubsher area of Saharanpur on July...
  • 3 beheaded in southern Brazil prison riot August 25, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Three prisoners were beheaded and at least five other people were injured in a riot that erupted in a southern Brazilian prison, authorities said. Inmates of the prison in the city of Cascavel, took at least two agents and several other inmates hostage in the uprising, said military...
  • Court acquits man in 1984 Gurdwara Pulbangash riot case August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The lone accused in a 1984 anti- Sikh riots case in which a mob had set afire Gurdwara Pulbangash in north Delhi killing three persons has been acquitted by a court which said CBI failed to establish his presence on the spot. The name of senior Congress leader Jagdish...
  • 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...
  • Blame game begins over SP report on Saharanpur riots, BJP calls it politically motivated August 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The political blame game has begun over the Samajwadi Party report on riots in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. While the SP report blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for inciting violence, the latter called the report politically motivated. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal...
  • Report on Saharanpur riots 'politically motivated': BJP August 17, 2014

    A probe committee's report on Sunday questioning BJP's role in the Saharanpur communal violence of Uttar Pradesh has evoked an outpouring of political reactions, but the BJP has rubbished the allegation as "politically motivated". "We do not know the veracity of this committee and its report. But the unfortunate incidents in...
  • Saharanpur riots: Committee headed by Shivpal Yadav questions BJP's role August 17, 2014

    A five-member committee headed by UP minister Shivpal Yadav, which probed the communal violence in Saharanpur that left three persons dead, has blamed administrative lapses for the incident and questioned the role of BJP. "The report has been submitted by the committee to chief minister in which a BJP MP has...
  • Saharanpur riots: SP report blames BJP for inciting violence August 17, 2014

    Saharanpur: The Samajwadi Party (SP) has been facing criticism over its probe report on the recent Saharanpur violence in Uttar Pradesh (UP) which blamed failure of the local administration and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for inciting violence. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav...
  • 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...
  • UP: Social media played a vital role in fanning communal riots August 8, 2014

    LucknowSocial media played a major role in fanning communal tension in Uttar Pradesh. Social media played a starring role in the blame game that followed the Muzzafarnagar riots. Akhilesh yadav found his villians in BJP MLA Sangeet Som and this fake video that he allegedly uploaded online. It claimed to show...
  • Akhilesh government fails to control communal riots in UP August 8, 2014

    Meerut: As the Samajwadi Party struggles to control the communal cauldron, which many believe has been stirred by the state government itself, Akhilesh Yadav actions to curb such incidents are under question mark. Akhilesh Yadav, under whose leadership the Samajwadi Party cycled into absolute majority in 2012, has allowed UP...
  • Curfew called off completely in Saharanpur August 8, 2014

    Curefew imposed in Saharanpur since July 26 has been lifted completely from August 8 onwards. District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said the curfew has been lifted from Friday after it was imposed in view of the violent clash between two communities over a disputed land last month. The situation in Saharanpur is completely...
  • After Saharanpur incident, govt to identify disputed sites in the state August 8, 2014

    Close on the heels of Saharanpur incident, where three persons died in a communal clash over a disputed land, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced to identify the disputed sites in the state. "Disputes sites in the state are being identified and efforts are being made to get the dispute resolved amicably....
  • Dirty politics: Were communal riots in UP West orchestrated for gains in bypolls? August 7, 2014

    Out of 24 riots in Uttar Pradesh since May 16, most of the communal frenzy incidents took place in the UP West region, which is home to half of the total assembly constituencies where bypolls are to be held in November, a report published in TOI said. Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Court rejects bail plea of a riot accused August 3, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of a man accused of murdering a villager during the riots in the district last year. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar on Saturday rejected the bail plea of the accused Kala alias Vijai in the murder case in Kharad village of...