Riots

  • These allegations are politically motivated by Samajwadi Party, says Kunwar Sarvesh Singh July 5, 2014

    In connection with the Violent protests that broke out in Moradabad on Friday, Kunwar Sarvesh Singh from BJP on Saturday denied the allegations of instigating riots and said that these allegations are politically motivated by Samajwadi Party. He also said that this is Samajwadi Party's attempt to break his Muslim...
  • 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...
  • BJP's Amit Shah defends his 'revenge' remark May 4, 2014

    BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah has defended 'revenge remark' saying, "I did not say take revenge for Muzaffarnagar riots. I said in comparison to other states, UP is a backward state and take revenge for it by voting for lotus symbol." While addressing a rally in Muzaffarnagar, Shah had...
  • 1984 riots: Never gave clean chit to Tytler, says Amarinder Singh April 30, 2014

    Captain Amarinder Singh also told CNN-IBN that if he is voted to power, he will ensure that he is there for his people whenever they need him. ...
  • The Election that Isn't: Cyrus in conversation with 'political leaders' April 20, 2014

    In a televised address Congress President Sonia Gandhi apologised to the people for the past. Narendra Modi too, in an interview, sidestepped the question of apologising on the 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • Election Yatra: Determining the mood of voters in riot-hit Kosi Kalan April 18, 2014

    On the election special, we take a look at Kosi Kalan in Mathura, the site where one of the many communal riots took place soon after the SP government was sworn in leading to a loss of 9 lives. Here is a look at what is on the minds of...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha election is a battle to protect secularism: Azam Khan April 16, 2014

    Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan said that the 2014 Lok Sabha election is a battle to protect secularism and Samajwadi Party is the only one which is responsible for promoting secularism. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Do the 2002 riots no longer haunt Modi's politics? April 16, 2014

    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 am going...
  • LS polls: Muzaffarnagar electorate step out to exercise their franchise April 10, 2014

    The electorate in Muzaffarnagar step out and cast their vote almost after seven months of the bloodshed that claimed lives of over 60 people. ...
  • Open Mike: Is there a 'Modi wave' in Western Uttar Pradesh? April 8, 2014

    In a special series 'Open Mike' CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits DN College in Meerut to take youth's opinion on 'Modi wave' and the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • UP government did everything to stop the communal riots: Akhilesh April 8, 2014

    With the Muzaffarnagar riots becoming a key poll issue in Uttar Pradesh, CM Akhilesh Yadav has defended his government. "Our government did everything possible to stop the communal riots in UP. We did whatever we could and stopped the entire riots within a day," Akhilesh Yadav said. ...
  • Modi attacks Mulayam, says nearly 250 riots took place in UP in a year April 6, 2014

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that there have been at least 700 riots in India in a year. Out of that at least 250 riots happened in Uttar Pradesh under the rule of Samajwadi Party. ...
  • Azam Khan hits out at Jaitley, Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots April 2, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has out at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley over the 2002 Gujarat riots. The SP leader said, "We don't expect Modi or the BJP to apologise for the 2002 riots." ...
  • Election Yatra: Understanding the voters, issues in Western UP April 2, 2014

    Western Uttar Pradesh is still grappling from the damage that it had to bear from the Muzaffarnagar riots. The business in the city is badly hit, firstly because of riots and now because of elections. While people consider themselves to be completely helpless some say that they are not...
  • Open Mike: Will vote bank politics further widen communal divide? March 26, 2014

    After the communal riots in 2013, the importance of the Lok Sabha elections in Muzaffarnagar is very high. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Muzaffarnagar to find out the views of its residents on vote bank politics. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • BJP hits out at SP over Muzaffarnagar riots March 26, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh hit out at the Samajwadi Party government over Muzaffarnagar riots. Rajnath said, "Even Supreme Court held the SP government's negligence responsible for the Muzaffarnagar riots. The SP government failed to stop the riots." ...
  • Muslims have moved on, Congress still stuck on 2002: BJP March 19, 2014

    The BJP has slammed Congress leader Salman Khurshid for questioning the clean chit given to its PM candidate Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots. ...
  • Modi does not require a certificate from anyone: BJP March 17, 2014

    BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his attack on Narendra Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots. He said that Modi required "no certificate from anyone," ...
  • BJP hits back at Congress for attacking Modi over 2002 riots March 16, 2014

    BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi hit back at Congress for attacking Narendra Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots. Lekhi said, "The SIT report on Modi is the only thing Congress has to attack him. It has become their agenda because they don't have anything else to talk about. That is why...
  • LS polls: Jagdish Tytler withdraws his nomination from Northeast Delhi March 6, 2014

    Former Congress MP Jagdish Tytler has withdrawn his nomination from the primary of North-East Delhi after Sonia Gandhi stepped in and asked him to back out. Tyler's nomination had also been withdrawn by the Congress in the 2009 Lok sabha polls after protests over his alleged role in the 1984...
  • FTP: Rajnath apologises to Muslims: Are young Muslims willing to give the BJP a chance? February 27, 2014

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past and appealed to the minority community to give the party a chance. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visited the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi and asked...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Can Modi and BJP ever win the hearts and minds of the Indian muslims? February 26, 2014

    In a bid to boost its electoral fortunes, the Bharatiya Janata Party has reached out to the Muslims as party President Rajnath Singh said he was ready to apologise for any past mistakes, a reference to the 2002 Gujarat riots. Rajnath has even asked the minority community to give the...
  • Why is Rajnath apologising when he has done no wrong, asks Alvi February 25, 2014

    After BJP chief Rajnath Singh while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Narendra Modi was the one who should beg pardon and not the party supremo for 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Will Telangana formation be Congress's biggest goal? February 13, 2014

    The Lok Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Thursday morning. The moment Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled the Bill in the Lok Sabha, angry MPs from Seemandhra region rushed to the well of the House shouting slogans. Some of them even tried to snatch parliamentary papers. But, what two...
  • Is 2002 Gujarat riots no longer an elections issue in 2014? February 11, 2014

    The US ambassador to India Nancy Powell will meet the Gujarat Chief Minister later this week. However, the US cannot offer a visa to Modi during the election campaign, as it might be accused of trying to influence Indian domestic politics. It has said in the recent past that he...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • A Billion Votes: PM calls Opposition to break Telangana deadlock February 10, 2014

    As the government gets ready to table the Telangana Bill in Parliament, ugly scenes are playing out in the House. There was high drama over Telangana in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Papers were thrown at the Chair and an attempt was made to pull out his mike. The Congress...