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Vol. XLVII No. 28, 2009-10-18
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KODNANI, BAJRANGI AND 58 OTHERS CHARGED FOR NARODA PATIA GENOCIDE
 
A special court accused 60 persons, including former state minister Maya Kodnani and Bajrang Dal activist Babu Bajrangi on October 8 in connection with Naroda Patia massacre. They are accused of deliberately killing 95 Muslims on February 28, 2002. The court held Kodnani accused of provoking the mob, firing from a pistol and distributing swords among people present on the spot. Charges have been levelled against the accused of conspiracy, killing people, damaging property and hurting r... More
 
 
 
COPS ACCUSED FOR ASSAULTING WOMEN, KIDS
 
The Mehsana district police assaulted Muslim women and kids barging into their houses at Della village in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. More than 33 women and children, who had sustained injuries in the alleged incident, were brought to the V.S. Hospital for treatment. According to the local residents, some Muslims had misunderstanding with Bharwad families due to cattle grazing in their fields. A day later, the two communities reached a compromise. However, three days later a major fight ensued betw... More
 
 
 
JAMAAT SEEKS SPEEDY TRIAL OF MUSLIM YOUTHS
 
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Maharashtra zone sought speedy trial of Muslim youths arrested on charges of terrorism so that if found innocent their formative years are not spoiled. Javed Mukarram, President, Aurangabad unit of Jamaat-e-Islami said, “It would be illogical to say that all Muslim youths arrested in different cases are innocent, but speedy trial will ensure that their formative years are not wasted in jails if they are found innocent at the end of the trial.” To a question,... More
 
 
 
ONE COMMUNAL VIOLENCE EVERY 20TH DAY IN MAHARASHTRA
 
Maharashtra has witnessed an average one communal violence in about every 20 days during the last five years, the state police data says. Replying to an RTI application, Maharashtra police said a total of 96 communal violences took place in the state during April 2004 to 2009. “A total of 525 cases have been registered in this regard of which investigations have been completed in 298 cases,” said Rashmi Shukla, first appellate authority, office of the Director General of Police.... More
 
 
 
VHP LEADERS BOOKED UNDER GANGSTERS ACT
 
Two Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders have been charged under the Gangsters Act for allegedly trying to create communal tension in the twin cities of Ayodhya and Faizabad during Dusshera for the last two years. Gyan Kesarwani, vice-president of VHP’s local unit, and Ashok Kumar Gupta, another leader of the outfit, were arrested on October 2 in this connection.

Additional District Judge R S Yadav on October 8 ordered framing of charges under the Gangster Act against the duo... More

 
 
 
MNS TOPS LIST OF PARTIES FIELDING CRIMINAL CANDIDATES
 
The three-year-old party MNS, best known for its anti-north Indian campaign, is going to perform better than other political parties by fielding more candidates with criminal cases pending against them for Maharashtra Assembly polls, a study conducted by an NGO, AGNI says. The study, conducted in 31 constituencies of Mumbai and Thane regions, revealed that 14 MNS candidates have criminal cases registered against them leaving arch rival Shiv Sena on 13. “Out of 354 candidates in fray i... More
 
 
 
INDIAN EXPRESS BAGS IPI AWARD FOR MALEGAON BLAST REPORTS
 
For its sustained investigation into the Malegaon and Modasa blasts last year that exposed the hand of a fringe ultra-right organisation, The Indian Express has won the IPI India Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2009. It shares the award with Bidisha Goshal of The Week for her reports on the exploitation of the widows of farmers in Maharashtra. On October 22, 2008, The Indian Express’s Mumbai-based reporter Smita Nair broke the story that police investigations had found Hi... More
 
 
 
SC ORDERS MAYA TO STOP STONEWORK AT NOIDA PARK
 

The Supreme Court on October 9 ordered stoppage of all construction and stonework in Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Park, Noida, where statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her guru late Kanshiram were to be installed. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan, however allowed the NOIDA Authority to continue with greenery and beautification work such as planting of trees and flowers in the sprawling 33 hectare Noida park. The bench, also comprising Justice S.H. Kapadia and Ju... More

 
 
 
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