Major News and Events of 03 June 2016
What Happened on 03 June 2016
Mathura Clashes: 21 people, including two policemen killed
India and the US took their relationship to a new level by inking an arrangement for exchange of terrorist screening information. The US was previously reluctant to share its terror data base - Terrorist Screening Centre (TSC) maintained by the FBI. Terrorist watch lists created and maintained by different US agencies are consolidated into a single Terrorist Screening database to identify “those known or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activity”.
At least 21 people, including two policemen, were killed during clashes between police and encroachers at a park in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the situation and announced Rs. 20 lakh for the family of the deceased policemen. According to reports, the members of a semi-religious sect, who called themselves "Satyagrahis", had occupied a 260-acre park at Jawahar Bagh for more than two years and the police had failed to evict them despite an order from a court.