Lives Lost Introduction

08, Jun 2017

Lives Lost

There have been a number of attempts to dilute the extent of the communal carnage that engufged the entire state of Gujarat in February, 2002, with claims that it was restricted only to certain areas and districts.

Moreover, there have also been claims to manipulate the number of persons reported as having died after the communal riots by human rights organizations and the media. Such baseless claims can easily be refutted by thorough and comprehensive statistics on the same.

These statistics provided by the Gujarat State Intelligence Bureau to the Election Commission mentions the “Details of all the incidents of communal violence recorded after the fire on the Sabarmati Express”

The data gives a detailed picture of the number of persons who died during the communal carnage in between 27.2.2008 to 7.8.2002. It also provides information regarding those injured and details of arson, looting, etc.

(Source: Report submitted by the Gujarat State Intelligence Bureau to the Election Commission)

Click Here to see Full Text of Gujarat SIB reports to the CEC in 2002

It is has become evident that the violence, killings, attacks and destruction of houses continued for months from and after 28th February, 2002. The following documents provided the requite details to substantiate the same:

NHRC Report (May-July 2002)

Report of the Parliamentary Committee on the Empowerment of Women (August 2002)

The affidavits filed by Shri R. B. Sreekumar, the then Additional Director General of Police,     Gujarat

Figures furnished by the State Intelligence Bureau to the Election Commission

Figures furnished by the Gujarat State Government in its response to the NHRC dated 31.1.2005


Click Here to see Full Text of

  1.  Interim Report of the National Human Rights Commission 2002 (Interim Report NHRC– April l2002
  2.  Report of the National Human Rights Commission 2002, July 2002 (NHRC Report July 2002)
  3.  Report of the Parliamentary Committee on the Empowerment of Women
    (August 2002)
     Report of Wom Par Com Aug 2002
  4.  Full Texts of the Five Affidavits Submitted by former ADGP Intelligence,
    State of Gujarat, R. B. Sreekumar, who retired after a stiff legal battle as
    Director General of Police in 2007
     (http://cjponline.org/gujaratTrials/statcomplicity.htm)
  5. Report of the Central Election Commission 2002 Postponing the Gujarat
    Elections, 2002
    2002 16 AUG CEC Postpones Elections (1)
  6. Gujarat State Government Response to the NHRC ON Relief and Rehabilitation (31.1.2005)

 

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