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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India steps up security as fresh violence at riots site kills four

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 03:48pm by AFP

    ... of violence killed four people in the same region hit by deadly communal clashes last month, a police officer said. The villagers were killed overnight close to Muzaffarnagar, 105 kilometres northeast ... paramilitary troops to Muzaffarnagar early on Thursday as a precaution, while eight people were arrested in the overnight violence, the officer said. “Last night, four people died in nearby villages, ...

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    India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters in Bangalore

    ... the western state where he is chief minister, on his watch 12 years ago. More than 1,000 people, most of them Muslims, were killed in the violence. Modi denies accusations that he failed to stop ...

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    Indian police arrest Hindu hardliners after fears of violence at holy site

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 09:21pm

    ... of triggering Hindu-Muslim bloodshed. Thousands of police have mobilised in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh to try to prevent violence and block the start planned for Sunday of a 20-day march ... State authorities have banned the march for fear of violence. “Some of our senior leaders have been arrested but people are collecting in groups to join the yatra (religious march),” VHP ...

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    Judge orders first death sentences over multiple rapes in Mumbai

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:40pm by AFP

    ... in the southern state of Kerala over the gang rape of a schoolgirl who was repeatedly sexually assaulted over a 40-day period in 1996. A series of mass protests over the levels of sexual violence prompted ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Hindu politician Narendra Modi tries to calm row over 'puppy' remark about anti-Muslim violence

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... elections, has said he meant no offence when he compared victims of anti-Muslim violence to puppies run over by a car. Modi, in an interview published on Friday with an international news agency, ... who is Gujarat's chief minister and was in power during the riots, said he felt "sad" over the violence- just the way one would feel "bad" when a car runs over ...

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    India voters start world’s biggest election

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in 2002. More than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, died in a spasm of violence shortly after he became chief minister, leading the United States and European powers to boycott him for more than ...

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    India far-right party supports Hindu nationalist Modi for PM

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 08:41pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... where his party is based. The MNS, a rival offshoot of the hardline right-wing Shiv Sena, has a record of inciting riots and other violence mainly in its opposition of migrants in western ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in race to be India’s next prime minister

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... as chief minister, is his link to religious riots in 2002 in which more than 1,000 people were killed in violence directed at Muslims. Controversially labelled a "merchant of death" ... of his former ministers was sentenced to jail for helping orchestrate the riots, which saw families burned alive, men lynched and women and children subjected to appalling sexual violence. Gandhi ...

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    India's Singh warns Pakistan over Kashmir violence

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned on Tuesday that there “cannot be business as usual” with neighbouring Pakistan after last week’s deadly flare-up along the border in disputed Kashmir. “It cannot be business as ...

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    India’s opposition BJP leads Congress party in poll ahead of national elections

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 12:43pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... in the state in 2002 that left more than 1,000 people dead, mostly Muslims. Modi has denied any role in the violence and says he bears no responsibility for the killings. In December, he said that he had been “shaken to the core” by the violence and that his government responded to it swiftly and decisively. Manmohan Singh has been India’s prime minister for the past 10 years but said ...




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