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Gulberg Society Victims Demand Transfer of Trial, Allege Judge’s Bias

Gulberg Society victims demand transfer of trial, allege Judge’s bias Some witnesses and victims of the Gulberg Society communal riots massacre in 2002 have demanded transfer of the trial from the special court of Judge B.U. Joshi, alleging a “bias” in favour of the accused. A transfer petition was subsequently filed in the court of…

Kodnani blow for Modi over riot ‘ role’ -DNA

  The Mail Today January 21, 2010 Kodnani blow for Modi over riot ‘ roleÂ’ By Mail Today Bureau in Ahmedabad GUJARAT chief minister Narendra Modi is facing increasing heat over his role in the 2002 Gujarat riots. On Wednesday, the Gujarat High Court directed the state advocate general to get information from the Nanavati…

Witness of Naroda Patia -DNA

  The DNA January 21, 2010 ‘Kodnani had fired from her revolver’ Witness of Naroda Patia riots gives graphic account of BJP MLA’s activity Roshan Kumar A witness in the Naroda Patia massacre case has told the court that Naroda’s BJP MLA Mayaben Kodnani not only incited the mob to target the minority community but…

Gujarat asked to give Modi speech copy -THE ASIAN AGE

  The Asian Age January 20, 2010 Gujarat asked to give Modi speech copy AGE CORRESPONDENT New Delhi Jan. 19: In another setback to the Narendra Modi government on alleged “stalling” of probe by former CBI director R.K. Ragvan-led SIT in nine major Gujarat riot cases, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the state authorities…

SC tells Gujarat riots probe team to come clean-DNA

  The DNA January 20, 2010 SC tells Guj riots probe team to come clean Rakesh Bhatnagar. NEW DELHI The Supreme Court (SC) has asked the special investigation team (SIT) probing the 2002 Gujarat riot cases to file its response to the allegations that it has withheld some vital evidence regarding the involvement of ruling…

Supreme Court – NHRC Order 19-01-2010

ITEM NO.301               COURT NO. 6           SECTION PIL SUPREME COURT OF INDIARECORD OF PROCEEDINGS WRIT PETITION (CRL.) NO. 109 OF 2003  NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION             Petitioner(s)                    VERSUS STATE OF GUJARAT & ORS.                     Respondent(s) (With appln(s) for directions filed by A.C. and stay andintervention and direction and a note dated 27/2/2007 submitted by A.C/ and directions) (For Final Disposal)                  WITH CRLMP.NO.10719/2003 IN WP…

Condemnation of Attack at Nayana KathpaliaÂ’s home

  January 12, 2010 Condemnation of Attack at Nayana KathpaliaÂ’s home Ms. Nayana Kathpalia and Ms. Neera Punj are activists protecting the open spaces in Mumbai which are inadequate and yet always under threat from government and private parties who seek to divert them for their purposes. The open spaces serve the general good by…

Supreme Court – NHRC Order 07-01-2010

ITEM NO.MM         COURT NO.7                   SECTION PIL (Before Hon’ble D.K.Jain, J.)   SUPREME COURT OF INDIA RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS   WRIT PETITION (CRL.) NO. 109 OF 2003   NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION             Petitioner(s)   VERSUS   STATE OF GUJARAT & ORS.                       Respondent(s)     Date: 07/01/2010   This Petition was called on for hearing today.   CORAM…

2010: United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

In the wake of continous reports of the large number of cases of sexual offences committed during the communal carnage of 2002, CEDAW asked the Government of India to submit a follow-up report “On the impact of massacre on women in Gujarat” by January 2008. CEDAW has also asked the government provide information disaggregated by…

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