At least five persons were injured and around 15 houses gutted after a clash erupted between two communities over construction of a religious structure in Atali village here, following which the district administration has beefed up security.
Human rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi-led government, saying under the new regime India has witnessed a rise in communal violence and its Land Acquisition Ordinance has put thousands of Indians at "risk" of forcible eviction.
Alleging inaction on the part of Gujarat government in reining in "anti-social" elements thriving on illegal shrimp farming in Bharuch district which was hit by communal clashes, around 200 members of BJP from Hansot and Ankleshwar talukas have resigned from the party.
Union Minister of state for tribal affairs and Bharuch MP Mansukhbhai Vasava on Friday said the police were "careless" and failed to prevent the recent communal clashes in Hansot town in Gujarat in which two people died.
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to implement the district court's order regarding rehabilitation and compensation for the gang-rape victims, of the 2013 communal clashes which broke out here, within four weeks.
In the wake of recent cases of communal clashes in the city, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today asked Delhi Police to remain more vigilant and improve their intelligence-gathering abilities to prevent any recurrence of such incidents.
Eight days after an alleged fight between inebriated youngsters escalated into clashes, Trilokpuri largely offers a sight of reassurance with signs of normalcy, barring fleeting moments of disquiet and suspicion.
Security has been heightened with two more SRPF companies being deployed following fresh violence reported from one of the city areas where communal clashes occurred over the last three days, police said today.
Wary of the possibility of attempts to communally polarise voters ahead of the state Assembly bypolls in western Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission has directed district and police officials to ensure that there are no such incidents in the run-up to the polls.