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.
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.
The youth wing of state BJP on Tuesday held a demonstration to protest the re-induction of Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo into the Council of Ministry and demanded a CBI inquiry into his role for the communal clashes last August.
Warning repeat of 2012 communal clashes, the Home Ministry has asked the Assam government to tighten security in Bodo dominated areas which have witnessed several killings and kidnapping in recent days.
Expressing anguish over recent communal violence, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said religion should never become an instrument for propagation of hatred and violence against believers of different faiths.