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BJP, VHP leaders booked for ‘stoking’ tension

Peerzada Ashiq SRINAGAR, October 5, 2015 At least three leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one from the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) are on the run after being booked for allegedly stoking communal tension in Rajouri district in the last one month. State BJP leader Naiter Singh and VHP leader Karan Thakur are…

Police bias contributes to flare-ups in Haryana

Posted at: Oct 5 2015 12:35AM Dalit anger erupts The killing of a Dalit youth led a mob to torch two Haryana Roadways buses in a Hisar village on Friday. The incident of arson and rioting is blamed on police inaction against wanted criminals and is an indication of the simmering Dalit resentment, which easily…

In Jammu, BJP leader, teacher booked over WhatsApp message

The messages were circulated on September 14. Others have been booked for attacks on Muslims found in possession of bovines. Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published:October 4, 2015 1:54 am A BJP general secretary and the PRO of a senior BJP leader are among nearly one dozen people booked by police for allegedly…

Kalburgi probe delay: Six Kannada writers return award

Hubballi Six writers from North Karnataka returned their Aralu Sahitya Prashasti award to the Kannada Sahitya Parishat (KSP) in Bengaluru on Saturday to protest against the delay in arresting M M Kalburgi’s killers. To step up pressure on the government to solve the case as quickly as possible, six writers -Veeranna Ma diwalar, Chidanand Sali,…

Temple razing sparks violence

Vadodara TIMES NEWS NETWORK Protesters Damage Buses, Block Roads in Vadodara A city bus was damaged and tyres were burnt to stage a roadblock in the Manjalpur area of the city after a small temple was razed there by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC). The civic body had decided to raze the structure as it…

Muslim youth rescues cow

Sanjay Pandey Lucknow, Oct 04, 2015, DHNS Amid the politicking over the murder of a man at Dadri following rumours that his family was eating beef, a Muslim youth in the state capital rescued a cow from a deep well. According to an eyewitness account, the cow accidentally slipped into the well, situated in Aishbagh…

Won’t allow Muslims at Garba, says right-wing group in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Oct 4, 2015 (PTI) A right-wing group today said it had issued a “diktat” barring entry of Muslims at Garba events during the upcoming Navratri festival at Mandvi town in Gujarat’s Kutch district to prevent “love jihad” incidents. “We have issued a diktat barring the entry of Muslims at Garba events in Mandvi,” said…

Fiery speech in Akhlaque village

IMRANAHMED SIDDIQUI Oct. 4: Riot- accused BJP lawmaker Sangeet Som today visited lynching victim Mohammed Akhlaque’s village, accused the administration of ” appeasing cow killers” and threatened retaliation if police did not stop ” framing innocent youths”, drawing accusations of inciting communal passions further. The MLA had been arrested in 2013 over the riots in…

Hindu devotees help Muslim woman give birth in Ganpati temple

Date published: Sunday, 4 October 2015 – 5:49pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk Apparently, the woman was forced out of her after the taxi driver panicked that she was going to give birth in his car. While the nation might be consumed by news of communal hatred, as a man in Dadri was allegedly killed…

‘Police officer was heavily drunk… He pulled our clothes and abused us’

Priyanka and nine others landed in a hospital after a “brutal” cane charge by the station house officer of the local station, who they alleged was “intoxicated.” Written by Mohammad Hamza Khan | Tonk | Published:October 2, 2015 2:40 am After two months without three subject teachers and futile assurances from the principal, Priyanka Swami…

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