The Special Investigation Team probing the Muzaffarnagar riot cases filed its first chargesheet on Friday against the only two persons arrested so far. The team also got the district magistrate’s permission to exhume the body of a man who was allegedly hanged to death and later buried by rioters.
The Special Investigation Team probing the Muzaffarnagar riots has identified 22 out of 27 accused in six gangrape cases in Phugana village here and asked the local police to arrest them.
The administrations of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts have closed down 43 camps within a fortnight of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi asking the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure safe return of riot-hit people to their homes.
Three months after the Muzaffarnagar riots, on Wednesday a 12-member delegation of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) led by senior leaders visited the riot-affected areas of districts and assured the victims and their families full support of their party.
At a time when the death of children in relief camps for Muzaffarnagar riot victims is raising uncomfortable questions, the show is on for the SP through Saifai Mahotsav. Rival BSP too is busy, for Mayawati's birthday.
The Uttar Pradesh government has turned a deaf ear to the Union home ministry’s request for status reports on the Muzaffarnagar relief camps, but home minister Sushilkumar Shinde isn’t giving up.
Insensitive statements from all quarters, including the official machinery, have only rubbed salt into the wounds of the Muzaffarnagar riot victims. The riots left 63 people dead and 50,000 displaced.
Troubled Muzaffarnagar was bristling with tension once again after one person sustained bullet injuries in group clashes at Sandhavali village on the outskirts of the city yesterday evening.
Coming down hard on the Uttar Pradesh government over reports that 40 children had died in its relief camps in riot-torn Muzaffarnagar, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed it to take immediate steps to ensure there were no such deaths in future, especially with winter setting in.
Sixteen killed, six gang-raped, 24 accused - but not a single arrest has taken place even two months after the horror of riots visited Fugana village in Muzaffarnagar. The women of the village named names in their FIRs but they still see the accused roaming free. Full coverage: Cries from the camps
Mass weddings were triggered soon after a few couples in Shamli district’s camps were gifted Rs 1 lakh each from the UP chief minister’s relief fund. The news spread like wildfire and the camp-dwellers scrambled to get this dole.
After their kin were murdered, homes burnt and women raped before their eyes during the Muzaffarnagar riots, thousands fled to the safety of makeshift camps. At one such camp in Malakpur 28 people have died in the past one month, 25 of them infants.