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Saharanpur riot: Man held for FB post Dehradun:

A 36-year-old man was arrested by the Uttarakhand police in Udham Singh Nagar district for allegedly posting on Facebook an inflammatory picture and comments related to the Saharanpur riots using a fake ID. Lalit Kholia was arrested on Monday evening after he had reportedly posted and tagged 84 friends in a photograph directed towards a…

Karnataka MLA defends ‘ communal’ Twitter post

BJP National Executive member C. T. Ravi on Monday defended a tweet he posted on Sunday that called for the implementation of the Gujarat model in Uttar Pradesh to stem communal riots in the state. The Karnataka MLA said he had no intention to stoke communal tensions and that his tweet was a “ genuine…

It’s a riot a day in Uttar Pradesh

In Rampur, trivial bike accident leads to communal flare-up; 3 killed, 12 injured With Western Uttar Pradesh already in the grip of communal frenzy, a petty dispute in Rampur triggered a major clash between members of two communities. Three persons were killed, while a dozen others were injured in indiscriminate firing and explosion of crude…

Communal clash in Meerut over ‘ disused’ graveyard

BARELY had the tremors of the Saharanpur clashes faded away that a new episode of communal conflict was reported in Meerut. Members of two communities clashed in Meerut on Sunday over the burial of a body in a graveyard, located in the Bahadurpur area, reportedly in disuse. The piece of land reportedly served as a…

Mob clashes with police in Bhuj, 13 injured in firing

The violent mob also damaged police vehicles parked on the police station compound. Three persons were hit by bullets as police opened fire to control a violent mob which had gheraoed a police station and had been pelting stones at the building in Bhuj town of Kutch late on Sunday evening. Nine policemen were also…

Breach of pact sparked Moradabad riots

Mohammad Ali NEW DELHI: Tension in Nayagaon Akbarpur village in Kanth town of Moradabad, which sparked communal tension in the area erupted as an agreement reached between the Muslims and Dalits earlier this month was breached. Just a day before the controversial July 4 “Mahapanchayat”, called by the BJP in protest against the removal of…

Moradabad Temple row: At ground zero, unease over political heat

Written by Aniruddha Ghosal | Moradabad | July 27, 2014 10:50 am BJP MLAs Lokendra (Noorpur) and Suresh Rana (Shamli) reached the Kanth police station where their FIR was received. A heavy deployment of policemen along the national highways and other routes leading to Moradabad prevented political leaders, from both the BJP and the Congress,…

Sangh sets up panel to push ‘saffronisation’ of education

The Bharatiya Shiksha Niti Aayog will study the present education system and suggest corrective steps to make it Bharat-centric. G Sreedathan reports Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, an organisation affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has set up Bharatiya Shiksha Niti Aayog (Indian Education Policy Commission), the first commission of its kind in the non-governmental sector,…

3 killed as Sikhs, Muslims clash in UP’s Saharanpur

MEERUT: Communal violence left UP bloodied again on Saturday, with three being killed and several injured in a clash between Sikhs and Muslims in Saharanpur. Curfew was clamped and shoot-at-sight orders given against rioters. The communities, who clashed over construction on a disputed plot, fought with firearms, swords and stones and torched shops and vehicles.…

50 arrested over Saharanpur riots

Last updated: 27 July, 2014 Lucknow: July 28, 2014, DHNS: Curfew continued in the riot-torn Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, as tension persisted following Saturday’s communal violence in which three persons were killed. No untoward incident was reported on Sunday even as 50 rioters were arrested in connection with the violence, according to the police sources…

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