Riots

  • Hang me if charges are proved against me, says Narendra Modi 16-04-2014 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I...
  • Modi should own up responsibility for 2002 riots: CPI 16-04-2014 07:40 PM

    CPI on Thursday accused BJP leader Narendra Modi and his government in Gujarat of connivance in the 2002 "genocide" and demanded he own up moral responsibility for the riots. "What had happened in 2002 in Gujarat was a genocide, a massacre. It could never have happened without the connivance of...
  • Judicial commission begins its hearing to probe the Muzaffaranagar riots 16-04-2014 02:14 PM

    A one-member judicial commission constituted by the UP government to probe the Muzaffarnagar communal violence began its hearing on Wednesday. The commission led by Justice Vishnu Sahai, retired judge of Allahabad High Court, will record statements of riots victims in its sittings till April 21, district administration sources said. The...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Charges framed against five accused 15-04-2014 06:53 PM

    Charges against five accused in connection with murder of two youths during Muzaffarnagar riots were framed on Tuesday in a local court in Muzaffarnagar. Additional District Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar framed charges against five accused Mujassim, Mujammil, Nadeen, Jahangir and Furkan -- under various sections of IPC in connection with...
  • Fresh FIR lodged against Azam Khan for making 'provocative speech' at Bijnor rally 15-04-2014 02:37 PM

    Another FIR has been lodged against controversial Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan for making a provocative speech at an election rally in Afzalgarh in Bijnor district. The FIR was registered against Khan on Apr 13 night at Afzalgarh police station here for violation of model code of conduct, official...
  • Court rejects bail plea of three Muzaffarnagar riots accused 15-04-2014 02:18 PM

    A local court has rejected bail plea of three accused in a riot-related murder case in Muzaffarnagar. District sessions judge Vijay Laxmi on Monday rejected the plea of accused Niraj, Rampal and Upendra, citing there was no question of granting bail to them. The three accused were arrested on charges...
  • AAP's Jaaved Jaffrey attacks Congress, BJP over corruption, riots 14-04-2014 08:08 PM

    Actor Javed Jaffrey, AAP candidate from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, on Monday took a swipe at Congress and BJP, saying his party may have erred by plunging into national politics in haste, but it did not commit mistakes of indulging in corruption or bloodshed in the name of religion. On...
  • 'Faces of Gujarat riots' to campaign against communalism 13-04-2014 05:15 PM

    Dubbed "faces of Gujarat riots", Qutubuddin Ansari and Ashok Mochi have entered India's collective consciousness through their photos. One was the face of raw communal frenzy and the other of helplessness, begging for mercy. The pictures of a frightened Ansari begging for mercy from his attackers with tears rolling down...
  • PMO to seek Modi's views on disclosing his letters with Vajpayee 13-04-2014 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office will take the nod of Gujarat government and Chief Minister Narendra Modi for releasing the correspondence exchanged with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after the post-Godhra riots in 2002. The information was earlier denied by the Central Public Information Officer of the...
  • Court rejected bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riot accused 12-04-2014 02:49 PM

    A local court here has rejected the bail plea of an accused in a Muzaffaranagar riots case related to the killing of eight persons, including a woman, in Kutba village. Additional District Sessions Judge Jitendra Kumar on Friday rejected the bail plea of Kunwar Pal, one of the 50 accused...
  • Eleven members of a family injured in election related violence in Shamli 12-04-2014 10:48 AM

    Eleven members of a family, including a child, were injured when a group of people opened fire at their house apparently as they had voted for a particular candidate at Ramda village in neighbouring Shamli district, leading to tension in the area. Additional SP VK Mishra told reporters that the...
  • SC refuses to entertain plea questioning SIT clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots 11-04-2014 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea questioning the Special Investigation Team probe giving a clean chit to Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots. The apex court also declined the plea to reconstitute the SIT for a probe into the riots case. The SIT...
  • Congress puts Vajpayee's photo on website, stirs controversy 11-04-2014 10:38 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress party stirred a controversy by putting Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's photo on its official website. The photo was published with a caption that read: "Atal had said Modi did not follow Raj Dharma. How can a person whom Atal...
  • How can Amit Shah save UP when he can't protect his hair: Azam Khan 11-04-2014 09:41 AM

    New Delhi: The battle for 2014 Lok Sabha polls continues to get more personal as Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has now challenged BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah saying he can't take revenge on them for the Muzaffarnagar riots. Khan said, "Amit Shah said he wants to take revenge...
  • Communal divide evident as Muzaffarnagar votes for LS polls 10-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Voting in the riot-battered western Uttar Pradesh took place in the third phase of LS polls on Thursday. The worst hit Muzaffarnagar saw 69 per cent turnout, however, the divide between communities in the region came fore with an increased turnout. The inherent fault lines in Muzaffarnagar lie exposed...
  • Amit Shah's petition challenging FIRs dismissed as withdrawn 10-04-2014 03:27 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed as withdrawn BJP leader Amit Shah's petition challenging the FIRs lodged against him in UP for alleged hate speeches after he stated that he wanted to reply to the EC notice in the matter. A division bench comprising justices Arun Tandon and Satish...
  • Stage set for polling in 10 LS seats of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday 09-04-2014 10:23 PM

    Lucknow: The electoral fortunes of 154 candidates will be decided in 10 Lok Sabha seats in politically important state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Muzaffarnagar riots have changed the political equations of the area dominated by Jats and Muslims which form 15 to 40 per cent of the populace, with...
  • Stage set for polling in 10 LS seats of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday 09-04-2014 05:28 PM

    The electoral fortunes of 154 candidates will be decided in 10 Lok Sabha seats in politically important state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Muzaffarnagar riots have changed the political equations of the area dominated by Jats and Muslims which form 15 to 40 per cent of the polpulace, with political...
  • No fresh petition filed for bail cancellation of Muzaffarnagar riot accused 09-04-2014 03:30 PM

    No fresh application was moved by the UP government to High Court or lower court in connection with cancellation of bail of the 50 politicians accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots. District government counsel Dushyant Tyagi said no fresh application of cancellation of bail was moved in the High Court or...
  • 'Revenge' remark: Amit Shah moves Allahabad HC seeking stay on arrest 09-04-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: Amit Shah, close aide of Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approached the Allahabad High Court seeking a stay on his arrest. Shah was booked for making controversial speeches in Western Uttar Pradesh last week. At a rally in Shamli, he said the elections...
  • Tight security in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar ahead of voting day 09-04-2014 01:50 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Seven months after communal riots, the Muzaffarnagar town of Uttar Pradesh will vote in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. Tight security is in place for the polls in the highly polarised belt. Riot accused Sanjeev Baliyan, Kadir Rana, Hukum Singh and Bharatendu Singh are...
  • 2014 elections about development, not polarisation: General VK Singh 08-04-2014 03:36 PM

    New Delhi: Former Army chief General VK Singh who is fighting the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket has said that the 2014 elections are about development and not about politics of polarisation. "These elections are about 'vikaas' (development)," he said when asked about his opinion on politics of...
  • UP seeks cancellation of 50 Muzaffarnagar riot accused's bail 08-04-2014 02:33 PM

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has moved court seeking cancellation of bail of 50 Muzaffarnagar riot accused. The Uttar Pradesh government has moved court seeking cancellation of bail to 50 Muzaffarnagar riot accused. The accused include BJP MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana and BSP MLA Kadir Rana. For Sangeet...
  • 36-year-old Muzaffarnagar riots accused dies of cardiac arrest in jail 08-04-2014 12:53 PM

    An undertrial prisoner, accused in a murder case during riots, died in Muzaffarnagardue to cardiac arrest at a district jail, officials said. Praveen Kumar (36) was arrested for allegedly gunning down Ehsan and injuring seven persons in Shamli during the riots in September last year, jailor Mizazilal said. Kumar was...
  • Sonia Gandhi declines to show US court her passport 08-04-2014 10:18 AM

    New York: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court, saying that government of India had denied her permission to do so. However, in a letter filed by her lawyer in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Gandhi "voluntarily" relinquished...
  • Lucid writing makes Jaspreet Singh's 'Helium' a riveting read 07-04-2014 11:48 PM

    The year 1984 brings back a lot of memories to those who have survived through those tumultuous times. Pain, anguish, loss and many unfathomable instances that were the result of human behaviour at its extreme has been written in various forms. Jaspreet Singh's Helium is set up in 1984 and...
  • SP, BJP responsible for Muzaffarnagar riots, says Ajit Singh 07-04-2014 08:12 AM

    Slamming BJP and Samajwadi Party, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Sunday held both parties responsible for the Muzaffarnagar riots. "BJP and SP have got communal riots done in Muzaffarnagar for the sake of vote bank politics. We have to prevent Narendra Modi from becoming Prime Minister of this country," RLD...
  • LS polls: Another case against Amit Shah in Shamli for his revenge remark 06-04-2014 11:29 PM

    A case was registered on Sunday in Shamli in the district against BJP general secretary Amit Shah for allegedly inciting the public through his controversial "revenge" remark during an election rally. He was booked under section 125 of the People's Representation Act (promoting enmity between different classes), District Magistrate N...
  • LS polls: Amit Shah booked for his revenge remark on Muzaffarnagar riots 06-04-2014 09:32 PM

    Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah is in trouble for his "revenge" speech with an FIR being lodged against him by authorities on Sunday and the outburst under the scrutiny of the Election Commission. BJP condemned the action of Bijnore district administration, saying the FIR was "not bonafide" and that...
  • EC examining Amit Shah's "revenge" remarks, faces call for ban 06-04-2014 06:50 PM

    The Election Commission is examining the controversial "revenge" remarks by Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah even as it faced fresh calls on Sunday from Congress to ban him from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. Poll authorities in UP sent the CD of the remarks made by Shah in Muzaffarnagar, which...