Activists working for the welfare of Muslims said that apart from triple talaq, the community was grappling with several other serious issues.
Between 2010 and 2015, communal violence in Muzaffarnagar rose five-fold, according to data sourced from the office of the director general of police for Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to be living in a virtual world
Unless we acknowledge that Gulbarg riots didnt happen in a vacuum and these are only flash points in a long-drawn process, we will have getting people killed in such incidents.
Had those responsible for the violence in Malda been promptly and firmly dealt with, the attacks may not have repeated with such alarming frequency.
BJP MLA Sangeet Som on Tuesday surrendered before a court here after a bailable warrant was issued against him in connection with a 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.
Communal clashes in India have risen under the Narendra Modi-led government. A report compiled by the Union Home Ministry showed that in the first five months of 2015, incidents of communal clashes have risen by almost 25% as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year when the Congress-led UPA-II was in power.
For Muslims of Atali, the riot-ravaged village, 12 km from Ballabhgarh Tehsil of Faridabad district in Haryana, survival comes at a cost. There are not too many options. The majority community demands that Muslims “cannot ask for justice” if they want to stay in the village.
After the Tis Hazari sessions court pronounced its verdict in the case last week and let off all 16 accused policemen, there is a sense of disbelief among the five survivors of the Hashimpur killing.
The new idea of communal violence is to create a context, latch on to even minor incidents involving communities and provide it a communal colour. It’s effective as it has limited impact, the targeting is more accurate and when violence erupts it does not spread beyond affected localities.
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday called on governments across the world to collectively address the issue of safe havens for organised criminal and terrorist groups.
Forty-four people have been arrested following the communal clash in Delhi's Trilokpuri, but a hunt is still on for five men whose acts triggered the violence.
The rioting and arson in Trilokpuri is the first big incident of communal nature since a long time in Delhi. Here are the images.
The lawsuit against Modi was filed by the New York-based American Justice Center (AJC), a nonprofit human rights organisation, along with two survivors of the post-Godhra violence
A book by former Union Minister Salman Khurshid, "At Home in India: The Muslim Saga" is set to hit bookstores this November, his publishers said today.
Muzaffarnagar riots and other incidents of violence in the state were "not communal" but work of criminals, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan has said.
An Uttar Pradesh probe committee's report questioning BJP's role in the Saharanpur riots has evoked an outpouring of political reactions, but the BJP has rubbished the allegation.
By connecting the dots in over 600 cases of communal disturbances in UP since the Lok Sabha elections, a new investigation shows how aided and abetted by technology, almost anything can be turned into a communal conflagration.
At least six persons, including a child, were injured in a clash between two communities over cattle breeding at Baheri town in Bareilly district, police said today.
Curfew was today relaxed for six hours in the violence-hit district where a peace march was taken out by people belonging to different communities.