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Muslim techie beaten to death in Pune, 7 men of Hindu outfit held

The Crime Branch also called Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai for questioning. A young IT professional was killed, allegedly by members of a radical Hindu outfit, as he was returning home Monday night, after derogatory pictures of Shivaji and Bal Thackeray uploaded on Facebook triggered communal tension across the city over the weekend, police…

New MoS booked for triggering communcal tension

Muzaffarnagar, Jun 4, 2014, PTI: The district authorities have filed cases against Minister of State for agriculture Sanjeev Balyan and 60 others for violation of prohibitory orders in connection with Muzaffarnagar riots. A case was filed yesterday against 61 people including Balyan, two BJP MPs Bhartendu Singh and Hukum Singh, BJP MLAs Sangit Som and…

Raped during riots, now threatened by the police

Shabana, who was gang-raped during the Muzaffarnagar riots, has written a letter to Akhilesh Yadav alleging intimidation by investigating officials NEW DELHI: T he g ang rape and murder of two sisters in Badaun has come as a gruesome reminder for Shabana (name changed). Nine months ago on September 8, Shabana was gangraped and left…

It’s Batra again: Book on sexual violence in Ahmedabad riots is ‘set aside’ by publisher

Written by Seema Chishti | New Delhi | June 3, 2014 12:59 am Writer Megha Kumar contests Orient’s claim of its decision being a “pre-release” move, noting that the book has been on sale since April 15. A letter written by Dina Nath Batra, whose civil suit led to the pulping of Wendy Doniger’s book…

Mishap sparks riot in Vadodara

Vadodara:TIMES NEWS NETWORK Six Sustain Minor Injuries Six people received minor injuries in the communal riot that broke out in Fatehpura-Bhandwad area of the city on Tuesday evening. Mobs belonging to two different communities clashed with each other over a minor altercation and pelted each other with stones triggering tension in the area. Police lobbed…

Deoband student out of danger

MEERUT: Abu Saba, one of the two students of the Darul Uloom Deoband, who was shot at by miscreants in Muzaffarnagar on May 23 is out of danger. Mohammad Mubarik succumbed to injuries a day after the attack. Mr. Saba was first operated upon to remove the bullets in his stomach and hips. Mr. Saba’s…

Riot-accused MoS’s celebratory convoy to Muzaffarnagar

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Muzaffarnagar | June 1, 2014 1:06 am Nine months after he was named an accused in Muzaffarnagar riots, and almost a week after he was made minister of state in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, Sanjeev Baliyan came here in a celebratory convoy. Swagat Sabhas of close to 50 persons each,…

Violence in state over social media posts on Shivaji

MUMBAI: Dozens of people were injured and vehicles damaged as violence erupted in parts of the state — including Pune and Satara — after morphed pictures of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Hindu deities and late Sena chief Bal Thackeray were put up on a social networking site on Saturday. In Mumbai, there were protests at Vikhroli.

‘Status of Bengal Muslims still dismal’

Express News Service | Kolkata | June 1, 2014 3:08 am Seven years after the Rajendra Sachar Committee report on Muslims was published, a non-government organisation has brought out a status report on the socio economic condition of Muslims of West Bengal. Underlining that there has been no improvement in their condition under the Trinamool…

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