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Kodnani freed on bail

SIT plea for stay on bail dismissed A day after the Gujarat High Court granted her bail, former Gujarat Minister Maya Kodnani, who was convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case, was released from jail custody on Thursday. Meanwhile, the High Court on Thursday dismissed the application of the Special Investigating Team (SIT) seeking…

‘Compensate girls held for Facebook post in 4 weeks’

The girls were arrested in November 2012 on the ground that they had committed the offence under Section 295. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday reminded the Maharashtra government to pay Rs 50,000 each to the two girls, who were illegally detained by police following a Facebook post after the death of Shiv…

Activists slam non-inclusion of RSS in IB report

dna correspondent @dnaahmedabad Ahmedabad: Eminent human rights activists of the city challenged, condemned and criticised the Intelligence Bureau’s ‘secret report’ on Wednesday. The report — Impact of NGOs on Development — claimed that NGOs availing of international funds plan to target economic development projects across the country. At a meet organised at the Darpana Academy…

RSS book in Vadodara schools

Written by Aditi Raja | Vadodra | June 18, 2014 12:50 am The yoga chapters lay down a disciplinary daily schedule for students, right from physical yogasan to chanting Sanskrit shlokas. Books published by the education wing of the RSS in Gujarat have made it to the curriculum of students studying in the 105-odd primary…

Riot-displaced given 3-day ultimatum to leave camps

press trust of india Muzaffarnagar (UP),14 June: Displaced villagers who have been living in camps on government land in the neighbouring Shamli district since the Muzaffarnagar communal riots in September last year have been asked to vacate them within three days by authorities. Subdivisional Magistrate Suresh Kumar Mishra today said that a team of government…

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…

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,…

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