A spurt in making Punjabi films to exploit issues emotive for Sikhs such as security operation in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar in 1984 anti-Sikh riots has left the security establishment worried.
As Baltimore City. just over 60 km from the American capital, erupted into riots and violence over the police-custody death of a black man, it also ignited a debate over the Hindi word `thug` after President Barack Obama used it to describe the rioters.
South African youths recently swept through an intersection in the heart of Soweto township, breaking into immigrant-owned shops and grabbing whatever they could soda, a loaf of bread, sometimes even the shelves.
Blaming the state government for communal riots at Ajizpur village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, BJP on Wednesday demanded a judicial enquiry into the incident and Rs 10 lakh compensation to the families of the victims.
More than 24 families who had fled arson-hit Ajizpur village have returned home even as three policemen have been sent to police lines in connection with the violence which resulted in the death of five persons, including an abducted youth.
Five people were killed in the Niger capital on Saturday during violent riots against the depiction of the Prophet Mohammed on the cover of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, President Mahamadou Issoufou said.
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the BJP of speaking lie to the people and cheating the nation. “They want to spread riots. The Agra incident was the beginning, They are trying to repeat such incidents across the country,” he said.
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.
Altogether 90 people were killed and 1,688 others were injured in 561 incidents of communal violence in the country this year so far, a decline of 19 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of 2013, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.