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Communal Violence
India  /  Published 25.12.20

Attempt to let BJP leaders off riot hook

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has initiated the process of withdrawing cases related to the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots against three BJP lawmakers. Rajiv Sharma, a government counsel,...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 10.12.20

Delhi violence finger at Shah

A fact-finding report released by the CPM on Wednesday on the communal violence in Delhi in February has held Union home minister Amit Shah responsible for the escalation of the violence and prejudici...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.08.20

Communal attack on journalists

Three journalists from The Caravan magazine were assaulted by a crowd on Tuesday while investigating signs of fresh communal tension since August 5 in northeast Delhi, which witnessed riots in Februar...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.07.20

Riot probe plea to President

A group of 72 eminent citizens, including retired civil servants, have written to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking a probe into reports that have accused the BJP of inciting the Delhi communal riots ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.01.20

Terror, violence victims need Aadhaar to claim benefits: MHA

Aadhaar will be required for getting benefits under a central government scheme for providing financial assistance to family members of victims of violence perpetrated by terrorists or naxals, and com...
By PTI in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 15.07.19

Helpline on hate crimes

United Against Hate (UAH), a rights group, has launched a toll-free helpline to provide legal aid and early warnings of communal incidents against the backdrop of the recent attacks on Muslims.The num...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.08.19

Kutch beef-up after coastal sneak-in alert

Intelligence agencies have issued an alert on a possible infiltration attempt by Pakistani terrorists into Indian waters through the Kutch area of Gujarat to incite communal disturbance or carry out a...
By Our Special Correspondent and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.03.20

‘Gated community’ means this now

The “border” is being fortified with gates on either side of a sewer that cuts through northeast Delhi where riots killed as many as 52 people a fortnight ago.Hindus and Muslims both feel they nee...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.05.19

Skullcap attack allegation

A Muslim youth has alleged that he was mercilessly beaten, questioned about his skullcap and forced to chant “Bharat Mata ki jai” in Gurgaon on Saturday, the day Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi...
By G.S. Mudur and PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.19

In Bengal, a triumph of force

Last week, I was invited to speak at a discussion meeting in Calcutta on the economic revival of West Bengal. Without wanting to be facetious, I quietly pointed out that the first occasion I had encou...
By Swapan Dasgupta in


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