4 Indian lawmakers arrested for deadly violence
LUCKNOW, India (AP) - Police say they have arrested four state opposition lawmakers for allegedly inciting clashes between Hindus and Muslims that killed 48 people early this month in northern India.
Senior police officer R. K. Vishwakarma says the four, who are members of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and the regional Bahujan Samaj Party, have been charged with delivering hate-filled speeches against Muslims in Uttar Pradesh state.
The arrests came on Friday and Saturday.
Police officer Arun Kumar says both sides have blamed the other for starting the violence in which guns, swords, stones or knives were used in the killings.