India News | Written by Sreenivasan Jain | Monday January 6, 2014
Under fire for his government's decision to seek legal opinion as to whether it could withdraw cases against Muslim leaders for making hate speeches in the run-up to the Muzaffarnagar riots, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said that seeking opinion did not mean the cases would be withdrawn.
India News | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Monday January 6, 2014
The allegation against Kanwar Hassan, a local Bahujan Samaj Party or BSP leader, is that he did not allow the camps to be closed down.
India News | Reported by Anant Zanane, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday January 6, 2014
Uttar Pradesh's Akhilesh Yadav government has reportedly initiated a process to drop cases against Muslim leaders accused in the September Muzaffarnagar riots, in a move seen by the opposition as an attempt to regain the community's support ahead of the national election due by May.
India News | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Tanima Biswas and Niha Masih) | Sunday January 5, 2014
Their refugee camp shut down, we meet we meet Imran and Ilyas, in a house in the town of Shahpur. They are from Kutba village, where eight people were killed, and are crucial witnesses to a weekend of horrific violence in early September last year.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday January 2, 2014
Rights groups in Delhi on Thursday held a protest against the Uttar Pradesh government's forcible eviction of victims of the Muzaffaranagar riots from relief camps where they had sought shelter.
India News | Written by Sreenivasan Jain | Thursday January 2, 2014
In Barnavi refugee camp in Shamli district, home to nearly 300 families who fled the Muzaffarnagar riots, they tell us the camp was settled on wheat fields owned by the village pradhan.
India News | Written by Tanima Biswas | Thursday January 2, 2014
Saddam's 55-year-old uncle was killed in the violence. He says he will never return to the village, where accused walk free. "I have not retuned there but I went to Budhana village close by. I saw them there."
India News | Tanima Biswas | Wednesday January 1, 2014
More than three months after communal riots tore through the western Uttar Pradesh town of Muzaffarnagar, uncertainty still continues for many who were forced to leave their homes and move to relief camps set up by the government.
India News | Edited by Nadim Asrar (with PTI inputs) | Wednesday January 1, 2014
Four months after over 60 people were killed and nearly 40,000 displaced following communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, only 294 people have been arrested despite the investigation team naming nearly 6000 people as accused.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Tuesday December 31, 2013
Mulayam Singh Yadav was expected to react with anger to Lalu Prasad Yadav's recent visit to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, where he blamed the BJP and the ruling Samajwadi Party for the riots that lacerated the region in September.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Tuesday December 31, 2013
Top Uttar Pradesh bureaucrats are visiting relief camps in Muzaffarnagar this morning to try and convince people to go back home so that the camps, set up to shelter those made homeless by the communal riots in September, can now be dismantled. Officials made similar visits in the neighbouring Shamli district yesterday. They have allegedly asked or...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 31, 2013
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had skipped office yesterday due to ill health, is recovering well but has been advised strict two-day bed rest, a doctor treating him said today.
India News | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Tuesday December 31, 2013
Over 50 families, evicted by the Uttar Pradesh government from a relief camp in Muzaffarnagar, have been forced to live at a bus stand with no electricity, water or toilet.
India News | Written by Tanima Biswas | Monday December 30, 2013
It housed over 300 families at one point of time, but now has only 70-odd families left. The Loi relief camp in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district has witnessed a dramatic exodus over the past 48 hours.
India News | Written by Anant Zanane | Monday December 30, 2013
Akhilesh Yadav, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, nettled by a series of NDTV reports on the grim conditions in Muzaffarnagar's relief camps, today said at a press conference in Lucknow that he would not take any questions from me.
India News | Anchal Vohra | Monday December 30, 2013
In the new house that her husband and she have built, far away from the village they used to live in, a 26-year-old woman describes the Hindu-Muslim violence that forced them to relocate.
India News | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Monday December 30, 2013
The Uttar Pradesh government's cold shoulder, literally, to the victims of Muzaffarnagar communal violence continues with over 150 families forced to leave a relief camp.
India News | Agencies | Sunday December 29, 2013
After Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, it was the turn of RJD chief Lalu Prasad today to visit the camps of riot victims in Muzaffarnagar.
India News | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Sunday December 29, 2013
The plight of riot victims has not stopped Akhilesh Yadav from hosting a 14-day carnival in his native village, Saifai, in Etawah district.
Forums | Friday December 27, 2013
As thousands confront the Uttar Pradesh winter with flimsy tents and not enough blankets in the refugee camps of Muzaffarnagar, a senior official in the state government believes the dropping temperature is no big deal.
Who Said What | Edited by Diana George | Friday December 27, 2013
As thousands confront the Uttar Pradesh winter with flimsy tents and not enough blankets in the refugee camps of Muzaffarnagar, a senior official in the state government believes the dropping temperature is no big deal. "Nobody dies of the cold; if people did, then nobody would survive in Siberia," said AK Gupta, one of the most senior bureaucrats ...
India News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Friday December 27, 2013
The Uttar Pradesh government has been assailed by NGOs and opposition parties for its apathetic response to the families living in makeshift refugee camps in Muzaffarnagar after Hindu-Muslim violence earlier this year left them homeless.
India News | Reported by Anant Zanane; edited by Mala Das | Friday December 27, 2013
Amid a raging controversy over child deaths in the relief camps for people displaced by the Muzaffarnagar riots in September, the Uttar Pradesh government has admitted for the first time that 34 children below the age of 15 died in the aftermath of the clashes.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 24, 2013
Fog continued to adversely impact normal life at several places in Uttar Pradesh, including the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar which recorded the lowest temperature in the state at 6 degrees Celsius.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday December 24, 2013
Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has sparked outrage with his comment that those still staying in relief camps in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh are not victims of the September riots in the area, but activists planted by the BJP and Congress.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 24, 2013
Rahul Gandhi on Monday reached out to minority communities saying nobody should ever be scared in a secular India.
India News | Sandeep Phukan | Tuesday December 24, 2013
In what seemed like a perfect balancing act, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's early morning visit on Sunday to the camps of riot victims of Muzzafarnagar coincided with a Jat delegation calling on party president Sonia Gandhi to thank her for UPA's decision to recommended reservation for jats.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Tuesday December 24, 2013
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who today met Muzaffarnagar riot victims at relief camps, said that the Uttar Pradesh government should do more.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday December 24, 2013
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who today met Muzaffarnagar riot victims at relief camps, said the Uttar Pradesh government should do more.
India News | NDTV.com | Sunday December 22, 2013
After meeting riot victims in Muzaffarnager, Rahul Gandhi speaks at a press conference there.