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2002 Gujarat riots “update”: 1,926 lost their lives; “historic” efforts on to link violence with state culpability

India’s most renowned human rights activist who has taken up the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, Teesta Setalvad, has told Counterview that a fresh exercise by her NGO, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), suggests that “as many as 1,926 lives were lost in the reprisal violence that broke out after the Godhra tragedy from February…

2002 Gujarat riots “update”: 1,926 lost their lives; “historic” efforts on to link violence with state culpability

Written by Rajiv Shah  India’s most renowned human rights activist who has taken up the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, Teesta Setalvad, has told Counterview that a fresh exercise by her NGO, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), suggests that “as many as 1,926 lives were lost in the reprisal violence that broke out after the…

2002 Gujarat riots “update”: 1,926 lost their lives; “historic” efforts on to link violence with state culpability

India’s most renowned human rights activist who has taken up the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, Teesta Setalvad, has told Counterview that a fresh exercise by her NGO, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), suggests that “as many as 1,926 lives were lost in the reprisal violence that broke out after the Godhra tragedy from February…

2002 Gujarat riots “update:” 1,926 lost their lives; “historic” efforts on to link violence with state culpability

India’s most renowned human rights activist who has taken up the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, Teesta Setalvad, has told Counterview that a fresh exercise by her NGO, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), suggests that “as many as 1,926 lives were lost in the reprisal violence that broke out after the Godhra tragedy from February…

The woman who lost 25 members of her family in the 2002 riots and went on to help other widows

15 years after the communal carnage in Gujarat, Harsh Mander narrates a tale of exceptional courage. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP | Farzan Biwi, 22, who lost her husband during the communal violence in Gujarat, kisses her 15-day-old baby at a relief camp in Ahmedabad in May 2002. I have engaged for many years with survivors of communal…

15 years of Gujarat 2002 riots – why every Indian must remember

During the times of Kabir in the 15th century, India simmered with communal tension, the reason why he wrote and sung so passionately about Hindu-Muslim unity. Like a huge flash in the pan, a riot would erupt quickly, consume what it could and die. In India in the last few decades, this flash has been…

Is this Hate Speech? Text and Analysis of Speech delivered by then CM, Gujarat, Narendra Modi, at Mehsana

Is this Hate Speech? Verbatim Text of the Public Speech delivered by the then Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, at Bahucharaji (Mehsana district of Gujarat State) on September 9, 2002, as part of Gaurav Yatra.   This signalled the start of his election campaign after the 2002 pogrom in the state The procession of prestige (Gaurav Yatra)…

Is this Hate Speech? Text and Analysis of Speech delivered by then CM, Gujarat, Narendra Modi, at Mehsana

Is this Hate Speech? Verbatim Text of the Public Speech delivered by the then Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, at Bahucharaji (Mehsana district of Gujarat State) on September 9, 2002, as part of Gaurav Yatra.   This signalled the start of his election campaign after the 2002 pogrom in the stateThe procession of prestige (Gaurav Yatra) has…

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