Atleast 24 persons have been booked for pelting stones at a police team injuring six policemen in Shamli district in Muzaffarnagar.
An unidentified woman's half-naked body was found in a sugarcane field at Rampur Kheri village in neighbouring Shamli district in UP.
Displaced villagers since the Muzaffarnagar communal riots in September last year have been asked to vacate camps within three days.
At least 219 displaced families of worst riot-hit areas of Muzaffarnagar, which were "forced" to vacate relief camps, today appealed the government to provide a temporary shelter to them to escape cold, while one more affected person died due to the harsh weather in Shamli.
Shamli district authorities have started taking steps to evacuate people from relief camps in the wake of the cold wave gripping the north.
Gandhi's closely guarded visit to relief camps of Muzaffarnagar riot victims began early morning from Muslim-dominated Malakpur in UP's Shamli district where he held interactions with community members.
There were 17 camps in Shamli district, of which five are remaining with about 4,000-5,000 people. The conditions in these camps is deteriorating.
Children fanned a senior bureaucrat and others who attended a meeting in Uttar Pradesh. Ironically enough, the bureaucrat is in charge of social welfare schemes.
The Commission has already sent a questionnaire to the district magistrates of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli seeking specific information on various issues.
With the recovery of more bodies, the death toll in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas touched 47 today while the curfew was eased in the city for the fourth consecutive day.
Clearly, minus any governance successes, the Akhilesh Yadav government is playing with fire, stoking communal tensions in the run-up to 2014.