Muzaffarnagar riots: Two released from jail

A former gram pradhan and an Imam in a local mosque, both accused in Muzaffarnagar riots and detained under the National Security Act, have been released, police said on Thursday.

Muzaffarnagar: Property of eight riot accused attached

The property of eight persons, who were wanted in connection with the riots in the district, has been attached by the police on the orders of a court here.

Such remarks incite communal violence: Rashid Alvi on Yogi Adityanath's comment on minorities

Yogi Adityanath's comment on minorities hasn't gone down well with the Opposition parties. Reacting to his remarks, the Congress leader Rashid Alvi said, “We condemn such remarks. These remarks incite communal violence.”

Opposition attacks BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for controversial remarks on minority community
Opposition attacks BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for controversial remarks on minority community

Quite vocal about his religious views, the BJP MP Yogi Adityanath stroked a controversy when he said that communal riots happen in the places where a particular minority community constitute 20-40 percent of the total population.

Kawal killings: 1st anniversary observed under tight security

Amid tight security, hundreds of people including Union minister Sanjeev Baliyan on Thursday observed the first death anniversary of two youths killed in Kawal village, following which riots had erupted in the district and adjoining Shamli last year.

Congress accuses BJP of inciting communal violence, dividing people

Taking part in the debate on communal violence in Lok Sabha, the Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP-led NDA government of taking riots lightly and warned that the policy of dividing the people will not always work.

Congress must account for all post-Independence riots in India: Najma Heptullah

With the Congress creating an uproar in Parliament over the Communal Violence Bill, the BJP on Wednesday hit back at its president Sonia Gandhi for her remarks on "increase" in communal incidents in the country after it came to power, saying the charges were "baseless" and an outcome of the party`s "desperation".

`Rioting and arson in Saharanpur caused Rs 244 crore loss`

Recent incidents of rioting and arson in Saharanpur has led to a loss of about Rs 244 crore to the city, says an Assocham study.

56 arrested over riots in Myanmar

Fifty six people suspected to be involved in a sectarian riot which broke out in Myanmar`s second largest city Mandalay in early July have been arrested, police said Sunday.

Security forces face toughest test with lesser men to guard citizens

The latest riot in Saharanpur, in which three lives were lost and property worth millions gutted, has shaken the nation.

Saharanpur clash: Badal calls up Mulayam

Parkash Singh Badal today called up Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and asked the UP government to ensure security of the Sikh community, in the wake of violent clashes in Saharanpur district in that state.

Curfew relaxed in Saharanpur for Eid; tense calm prevails

With the district administration relaxing curfew imposed in the violence-hit western Uttar Pradesh town, Muslims in Saharanpur offered Eid prayers on Tuesday amid hope for a fast return to normalcy.

Communal clashes in Kathua, Army called out

Mobs went a rampage setting afire kiosks and damaging property as communal clashes, sparked by an alleged act of sacrilege, erupted today in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kathua district, prompting authorities to call out Army.

Indian gets 30 months in jail for Little India riot

A 36-year-old Indian was today jailed for 30 months in Singapore and ordered three cane strokes for rioting and setting ablaze property during the Little India riot last December, becoming the 14th Indian to be jailed in the country`s worst violence in 40 years.

Riots as Palestinian, 16, killed in apparent revenge act

A Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed Wednesday in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths, triggering violent clashes in east Jerusalem.

Man accused of gang-rape during Muzaffarnagar riots held

Police have arrested one person accused of gang-raping a woman at Lank of Muzaffarnagar during last year`s riots.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Case filed against 10 community leaders

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.

Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT seeks DNA report to check identity of victim

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 last year`s communal violence in the area.

Will not tolerate communal tensions, says Mamata

In a veiled attack on the BJP, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Thursday vouched her support for the development of the minority communities in the state and strongly asserted her government will not tolerate communal tensions.

Sri Lanka police arrest 49 over religious riots

Sri Lanka`s police arrested 49 people overnight over deadly anti-Muslim riots in a tourist region where Buddhist hardliners have set shops and homes ablaze, a senior officer said Wednesday.