Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said that 1,472 political activists have been provided security cover by the state police.
The only government-aided relief camp in the district here has so far seen 16 deaths after it opened to shelter victims following the September riots in the area, official sources said.
Amid raging controversy over Mulayam Singh Yadav`s claim that those living in relief camps in Muzaffarnagar were political activists, SP went into fire fighting mode on Wednesday.
BJP president Nitin Gadkari said involvement in social service helps political activists evolve into good leaders.
The fresh wave of violence started last week and police said in many incidents assailants targeted political activists of different parties.
Jamal Khan and Khan Zaman were killed outside their office in Sachal area of the city Saturday.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has removed the security cover of around 400 activists of major parties following a review of their security needs against the backdrop of declining militancy and diminishing threats.
Iran has sentenced three prominent political activists to six years in prison each for involvement in the country`s post-election turmoil, the official IRNA news agency reported Monday.
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Day in Pics: 25th April
Showbiz World - April 25, 2015