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Muzaffarnagar riots: Victims refuse to return to villages

Muzaffarnagar (UP), 26 November: More than 180 families, which were displaced in last year’s riots, have refused to return to their villages in neighbouring Shamli district. A team of the forest department had gone to the riot victim camps and appealed to the families to return to their native places as they had illegally established…

Communal riots in Somnath, six injured

The usually bustling temple town of Somnath remained tense on Tuesday after heavy rioting broke out between members of two communities in Prabhas Patan, some two kilometres away . Rampaging mobs torched several vehicles and ransacked shops in the morning, forcing shopkeepers to down their shutters. At least six persons, including two police constables, were…

Bajrang Dal forces Victoria statues out of Agra park

Bajrang Dal in Agra is keen to erase every trace of colonial rule from the city. Days after their protest on the “central location“ of three of the century-old Queen Victoria statues, the local administration quietly removed them from Paliwal Park, in the heart of the city, to the backyard of the Agra Municipal Corporation’s…

ABVP disrupts `love jihad’ event at Lucknow University

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists on Saturday disrupted an All India Students’ Association (AISA) event here, against `Love Jihad’. They created a ruckus and manhandled female guests, including CPI-ML politburo member Kavita Krishnan. The AISA began its convention titled `Prem se darr kisko’ around noon at Lucknow University . Minutes after Krishnan started speaking,…

Clash between locals and cops in sensitive old Vadodara

Express News Service | Vadodara | Posted: November 14, 2014 4:49 am The old city area of Vadodara witnessed a clash between some locals and cops on night patrol close to midnight on Thursday, resulting in police firing one round in the air and several tear gas shells. According to eye-witnesses, the clash began when…

Supreme Court – NHRC Order 13-11-2014

ITEM NO.301          COURT NO.1                SECTION PIL   S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS   Writ Petition(s)(Criminal) No(s). 109/2003   NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION              Petitioner(s)   VERSUS   STATE OF GUJARAT & ORS.                       Respondent(s) WITH SLP(C)…

Defeat forces dividing Hindu society: RSS

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cautioned against forces dividing Hindu society and called for a united Hindu force to defeat those forces. Addressing a gathering of swamis at the Sant Sammelan at Siddaganga Math in Tumkur, Bengaluru, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said sants and swamis of Hindu society can fight those forces which are…

Varanasi Muslims don’t feel they are part of Modi plan

Mohammad Ali In his first address to the Varanasi people after becoming the Prime Minister, Narendrra Modi said he had “lots of plans” for his parliamentary constituency. A large section of Muslims living in Varanasi, however, feel they are not part of Mr. Modi’s plans. The association of the city with the Prime Minister has…

Communal tension leaves 1 dead, three injured in Muzaffarnagar

MUZAFFARNAGAR: One person was killed and three seriously injured in a clash between two communities on Thursday in this district of Uttar Pradesh. A dispute over the construction of a small conduit on the road in Tigari village triggered the flare-up. Police had to face strong resistance of villagers when they tried to seize the…

Trilokpuri teen, who was shot, out of ICU

Arjun, the 15-year-old boy who was shot in the jaw during crossfire between rioters and police in the Trilokpuri clashes, is out of danger after a successful surgery. However, his family said he is paralysed on one side. Doctors said he will be cured though the treatment will take some time. Arjun was critical when…

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