Hindu Sadhus lynched: Palghar Police arrest 110 tribals

Palghar Police said it has arrested 110 people belonging to a local tribal community as part of the investigation into the lynching of two Hindu sanyasis (monks) on their way to Gujarat. Multiple videos of the incident have started circulating on social media. The police also warned rumor mongers to desist from attempting to give […]

Delhi Police asks for video footage to identify rioters

Delhi Police Commissioner designate SN Shrivastava today asked the public and the media to provide any video footage that can help identify the rioters, and promised that those who are identified as have participated in the riots will be brought before the law. “It is our endeavor that anyone who is a culprit or has […]

Potential Trouble for Congress as SC directs reinvestigation of 1984 riot cases

Congress Party leaders could find themselves attracting unwelcome attention and scrutiny after the Supreme Court today decided to order a reinvestigation of 186 cases out of the 241 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Out of the 241 cases, 42 are related to riots. The move follows a recommendation to the effect by a […]

The hotspot of communal violence in India is not where you think it is

Incidents of communal violence increased this year compared to 2014, according to numbers from the Home Ministry. Adjusted for population, Karnataka saw the highest level of such incidents, while Madhya Pradesh showed the highest growth over 2014. Total number of such incidents are on track for a 15-20% jump in 2015 compared to last year, […]

Swaraj Abhiyan to establish ‘aman committees’ across India to ensure communal harmony

Swaraj Abhiyan, the new outfit floated by Aam Aadmi Party leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, said it is planning to establish ‘Aman’ or peace committees across India to counter religious polarization. The move is a response to attempts by fundamentalist religious and political forces to increase divisions within the Indian society, Prashant Bhushan said. […]