A day after JNU had sent show-cause notice to Anirban Bhattacharya for participation in screening of a film on Muzaffarnar riots last August, the varsity today issued a similar note to Umar Khalid asking him to explain his position.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today dismissed a public interest litigation petition seeking quashing of the report of justice (retd) Vishnu Sahai Commission on Muzaffarnagar communal riots of 2013 and a CBI probe into it.
BJP on Monday demanded a CBI probe into the Muzaffarnagar riots even as it termed the one-man judicial commission's report as an attempt to cover up the role of the Samajwadi Party government in the conflagration.
Expressing disappointment over the report submitted on the Muzaffarnagar riots giving a clean chit to Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party Government in Uttar Pradesh, Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Monday dubbed this development as 'shocking' and stated it doesn't seem to be in keeping with the principal of natural justice.
The report of one-man inquiry commission headed by Justice (Retired) Vishnu Sahai on the Muzaffarnagar riots will be tabled in the Vidhan Sabha today.More than 60 people had died and over 40,000 displaced in the riots that broke out in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts two years ago.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Prachi on Thursday surrendered in a court here after successive warrants were issued against her for failure to appear in connection with a 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.
Rohith Vemula, a Dalit PhD scholar at Hyderabad Central University (HCU), was found hanging at hostel room in the campus on Sunday, triggering protests by the fellow students. Now, the protest fire has reached the national capital and other regions of the country as well.
A bailable warrant has been issued against Muzaffarnagar riot accused including Union Minister Sanjeev Baliyan, BJP MP Bhartendu Singh, party MLA Suresh Rana and Sadhvi Prachi by a local court for not appearing before it in a case of violating prohibitory orders and inciting communal tension by making speeches.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday questioned eminent writers for returning awards to protest against Kannada author Kalburgi's murder and Dadri lynching, telling them that such voices were "not heard" after incidents like Emergency and Muzaffarnagar riots.
While Opposition continues to attack the Narendra Modi government over the Dadri lynching incident, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Sangeet Som has maintained that there is no need for the Prime Minister to make a statement on every murder across the country.