Gujurat 2002


CJP was forged in the fires that engulfed Gujarat during one of the darkest periods in Indian history. We have been at the forefront of the quest for justice for victims and survivors of communal violence, in the courts and beyond. Over the last 20 years, 68 legal interventions either spearheaded or supported by CJP have led to the conviction of over 172 perpetrators of violence over 120 of whom were sentenced to life imprisonment. CJP's work has also led to path-breaking jurisprudence with respect to Victimology and Witness Protection. Here we have carefully documented this journey for justice, and the ongoing struggle, so that these memories are never erased.

Watch | A prayer for peace | Gujarat Memorial Concert



Unheard Jana Gana Mana | T.M. Krishna | Gujarat Memorial An evocative part of Tagore's sonf performed by the renowned vocalist

All faiths have always spoken to each other: TM Krishna The musician explains how he curated music for CJP's Memories of Struggle commemorative event


Vaishnav Jan To | T.M. Krishna | Gujarat Memorial Gandhiji's favorite bhajan performed by the renowned vocalist

From State Violence to Transformative Justice We need to look at the violence from the eyes of the survivors for actual healing to begin

तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ : उस नफरत की चिंगारी को याद रखना ज़रूरी है जो 2002 के गुजरात दंगों में बर्बर रूप से फूट पड़ी थी गुजरात नरसंहार के बीस साल बाद अल्पसंख्यकों के खिलाफ दुष्प्रचार राष्ट्रीय स्तर तक पहुंच गया है।


We cannot afford to forget the horror | Gujarat 2002 – 2022 Rupa Behn Mody In conversation with Naseeruddin Shah and Teesta Setalvad

गुजरात दंगे के तबाही की गवाही में गुजरे बीस साल : 2002-2022 नरसंहार की भयावहता और पीड़ितों की दुखद कहानियों की याद


Hum Dekhenge | T.M. Krishna | Gujarat Memorial T.M. Krishna performs Faiz's revolutionary Nazm


Zakia Jafri

CJP has played a key role in putting together the incredibly challenging investigative ground work in the Zakia Jafri case.


Communal violence and a woman’s body

The communal violence that broke out in Gujarat in 2002, was characterised...

Revisiting Godhra: Voices of survivors

On February 27, 2002, the S6 coach of the Sabarmati Express was...

Prelude to the Carnage

The 2002 Gujarat Genocide may not have been as “spontaneous” as some...


We cannot afford to forget the horror | Gujarat 2002 – 2022

The trauma caused by the violence of the Gujarat Genocide did not...


Hum Dekhenge | T.M. Krishna | Gujarat Memorial

Renowned Carnatic vocalist, writer, activist, author and Ramon Magsaysay awardee T.M. Krishna...


When Shubha Mudgal honoured the victims of Gujarat carnage at the Gulberg society

On 27th February 2012, CJP organized a memorial to mark ten years...


The build-up to Gujarat Carnage of 2002

For many years before the Gujarat carnage, Communalism Combat, a magazine edited...

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