A bill seeking stringent punishment including death penalty for hijackers and giving right to security forces to shoot down an aircraft, which may be used as a missile, was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
Six Left parties will from Monday begin a countrywide mass movement in support of their nine-point demand, including stopping introduction of RSS and Hindutva ideologies in education and preventing FDI in insurance sector.
Several riot victims, including women, staged a dharna and raised slogans in Shahpur town over delay in the arrest of those accused in the Kutba killings in Muzaffarnagar during the communal clashes last year.
There have been 561 incidents of communal violence in the country till October this year in which 90 people were killed and 1,688 injured, with Uttar Pradesh topping the list, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her party would oppose any attempt to pass the Bill in Parliament to raise FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent and will be vocal against the BJP-led government over communal violence.
Days after Trilokpuri area witnessed communal clashes, tensions are simmering in Delhi's Bawana region where Hindu residents on Sunday took part in a a mahapanchayat demanding a bar on taziya procession to be held by Muslims on Muharram (November 04).
A leading human rights body has criticised successive Indian governments for "failing" to prosecute senior officials for their roles in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and called on the new government to seek police reforms and enact laws against communal violence.
A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said on Saturday.
India on Friday made it very clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here on a five-day visit, was "ring fenced" and there was no question of anyone serving any summons on him and that an action in the matter was underway.