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1992-93 communal violence case: Man arrested 26 years after riots, trial set to begin

Usman Mulla was arrested by the Byculla police after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him for not appearing before the court. Seven of his co-accused were acquitted in 2011 by the sessions court, but the case against Mulla was separated and he was declared an absconding accused.

Torn Apart

Veera Hiranandani’s previous novel, The Whole Story of Half a Girl, had another teen protagonist, Sonia Nadhamuni, who was half-Indian and half Jewish-American. It was also partly autobiographical.


Bikaner: ACJM asks IG to leave town, order stayed later

Hours later, the Bikaner Additional District and Sessions Judge stayed the ACJM’s order, observing that “prima facie, the points number 8 (2) and 8 (3) [dealing with the IG] are illegal and out of the jurisdiction [of ACJM].

Trial by Fire

Hamid Kureshi’s memoir is a stark reminder of the 1969 Ahmedabad riots and the need to tackle the communal flames of polarisation.

Ram Navami violence: Bihar BJP leaders meet DGP, seek impartial probe

The state home department announced Rs 2,13,700 as compensation for damage to property in the Samastipur violence, Rs 25,30,000 for Aurangabad and Rs 8,50,000 for Nawada.

Fresh communal flare-up in Bihar, rioters go on rampage in Nawada

The situation was brought under control, though tension prevailed in the area, the DM said, adding that a heavy deployment of police was in place.


Lankan troops on high alert after fresh communal violence

Fresh violence erupted on Friday in Muslim neighbourhoods in Sri Lanka's hilly central district. Most Muslim-owned businesses in the country remained shut today as troops remained on high alert to prevent any untoward incidents after Friday prayers.

UP Governor Ram Naik calls Kasganj violence 'shameful', 'blot' on state

The governor described the incident as "shameful" and said such violence had occurred for the first time in the last 9-10 months. Violent clashes between two communities had claimed one life in Kasganj town of UP on Friday.

A people divided

The communal conjuncture in Karnataka calls for more than policing.

Offences relating to religion, racial enmity rose by 41 percent in three years: Government

336 cases related to offences promoting enmity between different groups on the ground of religion, race, place of birth were registered in 2014, which have risen to 475 in the year 2016, an increase of over 41 per cent.

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Why are secular leaders 'silent' on Malda Incident: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Describing the riot in Malda district as an act of communal violence, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday asked why secular leaders are silent on the incident. Naqvi further said the way communalisation is done under the protection of the West Bengal government is unfortunate and condemnable. He also alleged that the state government is playing vote bank politics on the incident.