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Ineffective Relief and Rehabilitation (Official and Independent Studies)

The Government of Gujarat’s partisan approach towards the victims of the communal violence was reflected in the declaration of two distinct and discriminatory compensation packages for the families of victims who had died in the Godhra fire and those who had been massacred thereafter. Under the Gujarat government’s original plan, the families of victims of…

Sardapura Brief

  Sardarpur Massacre, Vijapur Police Station Area, Mehsana District Incident Details Date                        Night of March 1-2, 2002 Time                       9 p.m. to 4 a.m Summary Thirty Three Persons including women and Children were roasted alive by a mob that had made Shaikh Mohalla, Sardarpur Village a target of attack. Witnesses from nearby Pathan Mohalla and others…

Violation of the Principles of International Law

The communal riots in Gujarat in 2002 were in gross violation of the Principles of International Law. Moreover, the atrocities committed were in contravention of a number of International Conventions, few of which have been appended below. It is no secret that the communal carnage in 2002 has caused India a great amount of embarrassment…

Violation of the Indian Penal Code

In addition to a breach of Constitutional provisions, the atrocities committed by the accused as enumerated above are punishable under a number of sections of the Indian Penal Code, 1960 as given below: Sr. No. Applicable section of the IPC Offence Committed 1. S. 120 B read with S. 302 Conspiracy and abetment to commit…

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