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A history of riots in India shows how the Hindu right used religious processions to foment disorder
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A history of riots in India shows how the Hindu right used religious processions to foment disorder

Governments can ensure that religious processions don't end in violence. For that though, the lives of innocent citizens, especially minorities, should matter to them

Triumphalism of Ayodhya coverage masked pain of India's largest minority, but hope persists that secularism will outlast hate
India

Triumphalism of Ayodhya coverage masked pain of India's largest minority, but hope persists that secularism will outlast hate

In the run-up to the grand ceremony, there was no acknowledgement of the destruction of lives of fellow citizens, neither by the constitutional Head of State, nor by the ruling party, nor the Opposition, not even by the media

Communal riots in India are playing into the hands of Islamic State's jihadists and realising their dystopic dreams
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Communal riots in India are playing into the hands of Islamic State's jihadists and realising their dystopic dreams

There is little doubt Indian communal politics is reaching a crossroads — but there are many paths from here, and all but one leads to perdition

Centre imposes 48-hour ban on two Malayalam channels MediaOne TV, Asianet News for coverage on Delhi riots
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Centre imposes 48-hour ban on two Malayalam channels MediaOne TV, Asianet News for coverage on Delhi riots

Delhi Police and Home Minister Amit Shah, as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have come under pressure with the opposition charging they failed to act swiftly enough to contain the violence.

Khambhat violence: Residents recall 2002 riots as communal clashes erupt in Gujarat town
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Khambhat violence: Residents recall 2002 riots as communal clashes erupt in Gujarat town

The riots in Khambhat come at a time when Delhi is reeling under communal violence after Hindu and Muslim protesters clashed over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens.

Post Article 370, Pakistan facing policy crises on Kashmir; creating unrest in Valley to internationalise issue Islamabad's last arrow
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Post Article 370, Pakistan facing policy crises on Kashmir; creating unrest in Valley to internationalise issue Islamabad's last arrow

Pakistan wants to do something spectacular to pump oxygen into the Kashmir issue that is fast becoming redundant due to fatigue and, also, losing legitimacy, with its sharp turn towards Islamic State-styled caliphate jihadism

'Fake news, indecent language on social media triggers communal riots,' says Digvijaya Singh in Rajya Sabha, demands law for regulation
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'Fake news, indecent language on social media triggers communal riots,' says Digvijaya Singh in Rajya Sabha, demands law for regulation

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said communal riots and societal divide is being created by circulation of fake news on social media and demanded a comprehensive law to regulate social media.

Security beefed up in Delhi's Trilokpuri after two cows found dead; DMC chief warns incident could trigger violence
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Security beefed up in Delhi's Trilokpuri after two cows found dead; DMC chief warns incident could trigger violence

Two cows were found dead in a park in east Delhi's Trilokpuri on Wednesday, leading to tension in the communally-sensitive area following which police has stepped up security. Police were informed by a dairy owner at 6 am that two of his cows were lying dead in Sanjay Jheel Park opposite Kotla village, said a senior police officer.

Had Congress lost closely-fought MLA seats from 1960 to 2000, India would've seen 11% more communal riots: Study
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Had Congress lost closely-fought MLA seats from 1960 to 2000, India would've seen 11% more communal riots: Study

If the Congress had lost all the elections it narrowly won at the district level between 1960 and 2000, India would have experienced 11 percent more Hindu-Muslim riots (1,114 instead of 998) and 46 percent more riot casualties (43,000 instead of 30,000), according to the study.

'No big communal riot' in past 4 years, claims BJP: Data shows 389 dead in over 2,000 incidents since 2014
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'No big communal riot' in past 4 years, claims BJP: Data shows 389 dead in over 2,000 incidents since 2014

Uttar Pradesh — India’s most populous state — reported the most communal incidents (645) over the last four years, followed by the ninth-most populous, Karnataka (379), and second-most populous, Maharashtra (316).

Aarya Babbar to direct short film Shunya based on communal riots, featuring Yashpal Sharma
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Aarya Babbar to direct short film Shunya based on communal riots, featuring Yashpal Sharma

This will also be Aarya Babbar's final graduation film for the New York Film Academy.

Hours before India-Sri Lanka T20 match in Colombo, SL government declares nationwide state of emergency
India

Hours before India-Sri Lanka T20 match in Colombo, SL government declares nationwide state of emergency

The Indian cricket team is expected to face Sri Lanka in the first match of the triangular Nidahas Trophy — to mark 70 years of Sri Lankan Independence — that also features Bangladesh at 7 pm (IST) at Colombo's Premadasa Stadium.

Uttar Pradesh: DGP OP Singh says no riots in state in last one year, Kasganj violence a group clash
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Uttar Pradesh: DGP OP Singh says no riots in state in last one year, Kasganj violence a group clash

Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh said there were no riots in Uttar Pradesh in the last one year and termed the violence in Kasganj a group clash, which, he claimed, was "effectively checked".

Uttar Pradesh govt mulls withdrawing cases against BJP leaders over Muzaffarnagar riots
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Uttar Pradesh govt mulls withdrawing cases against BJP leaders over Muzaffarnagar riots

The Uttar Pradesh government has sought information on the possibility of withdrawing nine criminal cases pending in a court in Muzaffarnagar against BJP leaders.

Gujarat High Court commutes death sentences of 11: From incident to verdict, the important facts of 2002 Godhra train carnage
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Gujarat High Court commutes death sentences of 11: From incident to verdict, the important facts of 2002 Godhra train carnage

Following are the important facts of the Godhra train burning case, in which the Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict. 59 people had died in the incident.

Basirhat communal riots: Damaged liberal narrative won't help West Bengal, it'll push state towards a darker doom
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Basirhat communal riots: Damaged liberal narrative won't help West Bengal, it'll push state towards a darker doom

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee enjoys a sweet spot in the liberal narrative.

West Bengal communal riots: Oppn leaders stopped from visiting Basirhat, BJP demands President's Rule
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West Bengal communal riots: Oppn leaders stopped from visiting Basirhat, BJP demands President's Rule

Leaders from various parties slammed the TMC government for preventing them from visiting riot-hit Basirhat.

Saharanpur violence, Hashimpura massacre, Muzaffarnagar riots: Western UP's riot belt explained
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Saharanpur violence, Hashimpura massacre, Muzaffarnagar riots: Western UP's riot belt explained

The communal flavour of western Uttar Pradesh is its biggest issue and the most recent Saharanpur violence, which is being dubbed as communal riots, have reignited the debate about the volatility of this region.

Uttar Pradesh: Saharanpur violence escalates; DM, SSP suspended as mobile and internet services disrupted
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Uttar Pradesh: Saharanpur violence escalates; DM, SSP suspended as mobile and internet services disrupted

Fresh violence was witnessed in Saharanpur in which three persons were injured on Wednesday, prompting the government to suspend the district magistrate and the senior superintendent of police (SSP).

Yogi Adityanath deciding to not sanction the prosecution of Yogi Adityanath is mocking the justice system
Politics

Yogi Adityanath deciding to not sanction the prosecution of Yogi Adityanath is mocking the justice system

But the question is — can anybody imagine Yogi Adityanath voluntarily submitting himself, if he has the power to take a call on whether or not to do so, to the due legal process in order to uphold the majesty of law?