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  • dadri lynch

    Dadri lynch: Akhlaq’s family to move Allahabad HC’s for quashing of FIR

    Lucknow: The family of Mohammad Akhlaq Saifi, who was lynched by his neighbours in Bishahra in Dadri in September last over rumours of him and his family having eaten beef, will move to the Allahabad High Court, seeking stay on the arrest order and quashing of a Surajpur court’s order to the Greater Noida police on Thursday to register a case of cow slaughter against the victim and his family

  • Narendra Modi

    Congress running poisonous campaign againse govt: BJP

    New Delhi:  BJP today rejected former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s description of recent violent incidents as an “assault on the nation”, saying he should have realised that these took place in states ruled by non-BJP parties, including Congress, and the Centre had nothing to do with them. The ruling party also deprecated the Congress over its persistent the criticism of the Modi government on rising tolerance accusing the opposition party of running a

  • Dadri Incident

    ‘Pre-meditated planning’ behind Dadri lynching: Minorities panel

    New Delhi: National Commission for Minorities suspects there was “pre-meditated planning” behind the Dadri lynching incident and termed “disturbing” controversial statements by politicians to “make capital out of such outrages”. In an apparent criticism of BJP leaders who made controversial comments after visiting Bishada village, where 52-year-old Mohd Iqlakh was lynched over a rumour that he had eaten and stored beef, NCM said such statements further “vitiate” the relations between different communities.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Avoid vandalism and engage in a civilised debate: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Union minister Arun Jaitley today deprecated the rising incidents of intolerance and vandalism which he said was an “extremely disturbing trend” and called for a “civilised mode” of discussing and debating issues. He also said the BJP has put on notice some of its own leaders who had made controversial statements in the wake of the Dadri lynching incident making it clear that the party has “outright shown our disagreement with

  • Lalu, Sharad hit out at PM for his Dadri lynching comment

    Patna: The Bihar poll scenario today got galvanised following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the Dadri lynching episode, with the leaders of grand alliance hitting out at him saying that his terming of the incident as unfortunate was too little and too late. Reacting sharply, RJD president Lalu Prasad said, “What kind of breaking of silence is this ? … Its like beating someone and then saying sorry … This is no

  • amar singh

    Amar Singh takes a dig at Azam for writing to UN

    Mirzapur (UP): Former SP leader Amar Singh today took a dig at senior UP minister Mohd Azam Khan for writing a letter to the UN after Dadri lynching incident, asking him whether he was ready to go to the US again where he was once disrobed during frisking at the JFK airport. Singh said Khan should not forget that he was disrobed during frisking at JFK airport in New York on his previous

  • Dadri lynching was due to “inefficiency” of UP govt: Heptulla

    New Delhi: The Dadri lynching incident happened due to “inefficiency” of the UP government, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla has said and asserted that the Prime Minister cannot be expected to speak on every issue the way others want him to. “I don’t know why we always feel that on every issue, the Prime Minister should speak the language we want him to speak. That’s not the correct way….

  • Sanjay Raut

    Dadri incident being used for gains in Bihar polls: Raut

    Mumbai: Amid outcry over lynching of a man in Dadri over beef rumours, a senior Shiv Sena leader today said the incident is being used as a “political tool” for Bihar elections, and charged that religious feelings are being exploited in the name of politics.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi accused PM Modi of ‘polarising the nation’

    Mandya (Karnataka): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today dismissed Prime Minister’s remarks on the Dadri lynching incident, while accusing Modi and BJP of “polarising the country” and having a “strategy” to make Hindus and Muslims fight with each other.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav

    I know people bhind Dadri Lynch: Mulayam Singh

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday claimed that he had the names of three people who were behind the lynching of a Muslim in Dadri last month over rumours of eating beef. Addressing a press conference in the state capital, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister added that these were the same people who had a hand in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    Core values of tolerance, plurality cannot be wasted: President

    New Delh President Pranab Mukherjee today said the core values of diversity, tolerance and plurality of Indian civilisation must be kept in mind and cannot be allowed to be wasted, in remarks that come against the backdrop of the Dadri lynching over rumours of beef eating. “I firmly believe that we cannot allow the core values of our civilization to be wasted and the core values is what over the years the civilization

  • Sadhvi Prachi

    Sadhvi Prachi denied entry into Bishada

    Dadri: Firebrand VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi was today denied entry into Dadri’s Bishada village in view of prohibitory orders imposed by the administration following the lynching of a man over rumours of alleged beef consumption. Prachi alleged “conspiracy” behind the administration’s move and asked why AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s entry was not curbed in a similar manner.

  • A K Antony

    Cong accuses BJP of inciting intolerance in people’s minds

    Kochi: Rattled by BJP’s move to constitute a third front in Kerala, ruling Congress-led UDF today turned its leadership conclave here to target saffron outfits with leaders led by A K Antony asking their followers to check the threat of communal polarisation which “is the agenda of the Narendra Modi government”.

  • Azam Khan

    SP defends Azam Khan, says BJP responsible for tension in UP

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Tuesday defended its cabinet minister Azam Khan’s comment of taking the Dadri lynching case to the United Nations, even as BJP MP Adityanath questioned his nationality.

  • Azam Khan

    UP Minister for UN intervention into ‘miseries’ of minorities

    Lucknow: Amid outcry over lynching of a 50-year-old Muslim man in Dadri, senior Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan today sought intervention of United Nations to look into the “miseries” of minorities in India. In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Khan also attacked RSS accusing it of working to turn secular and pluralistic India into a majoritarian theocratic nation as ‘Hindu Rashtra’.