A senior official of the Gujarat BJP Minority Morcha has claimed that "communal riots and terrorist activities" in the state had "come down drastically" during the Narendra Modi administration, compared to earlier Congress and Janata regimes.
Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday called an all-party meet to discuss agenda for Parliament's Winter Session which will begin from Monday.The meeting has been called for smooth functioning of winter session of the Parliament.
Seeking global cooperation in combating cyber-crime, India has said social media is increasingly being used to instigate communal riots and women and children are equally vulnerable in cyberspace as in the real world.
Under fire from BJP over her government's handling of the Burdwan blast, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that it was wrong to blame an entire community for the misdeeds of the handful.
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.
Targeting the BJP without naming it, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said some political parties were trying to cause a communal divide in the state and warned that her party will take strong action against those fomenting riots.
Coming to the rescue of his party which is being accused of not showing efficacy in dealing with communal tensions in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party leader Gaurav Bhatia said that the government has ensured continuous patrolling in all the areas and situation has now been taken under control.
Upset with the alleged delay in sanctioning of relief fund, a 21-year-old Muzaffarnagar riot victim today allegedly tried to immolate himself in front of the District Magistrate`s office here, police said.
The Maharashtra government expressed its willingness before the Bombay High Court on Thursday, to withdraw a collector`s order asking Raza Academy, which had organised a 2012 rally at Azad Maidan, to pay Rs 2.74 crore for damages caused to public property due to riots.