Gujarat Genocide

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Gujarat Rupa Behn Mody

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

The trauma caused by the violence of the Gujarat Genocide did not end with the end of the rioting. Just like Rupa Behn Mody, who continues to look for her son, Azhar, 20 years later, who was lost in the midst of the violence, numerous others have been fighting for justice while being left scarred…

20 years after Gujarat carnage, few institutional lessons learnt The Telegraph

The anniversary of the Godhra tragedy that was followed by the 2002 riots falls on Sunday Gujarat High Court. File photo Teesta Setalvad   |   Published 27.02.22, 03:10 AM For 17 months after the Gujarat genocidal carnage, India’s constitutional courts were silent. The atmosphere inside the courtroom of Justice P.B. Majmudar of Gujarat High Court — where an…

Revisiting Godhra: Voices of survivors A compilation of first-person accounts of Godhra train burning survivors and the families of victims

On February 27, 2002, the S6 coach of the Sabarmati Express was set on fire in Godhra – an event that cannot be erased from public memory, especially given the communal violence that transpired in its aftermath. 20 years after the shocking incident, we take a look back at one of the most horrifying days…

Prelude to the Carnage Documenting the communal buildup to the Gujarat carnage of 2002

The 2002 Gujarat Genocide may not have been as “spontaneous” as some would have us believe. The Hindutva machinery had been hard at work creating discord and spreading hate for weeks, months, even years before the actual Gujarat violence of February 2002. Communalism Combat had been tracking these developments. Here are a few select instances…

Zakia Jafri and CJP: Still seeking justice for Gujarat 2002 victims and survivors A nuanced and sustained quest for justice has continued over a decade

The Zakia Jafri case, which deals with the accountability of the administration and law order machinery for their failure to prevent the outbreak of targeted violence, contain its spread and prosecute the perpetrators – all relating to the Gujarat 2002 genocidal pogrom – has been one of CJP’s most substantive legal interventions. While Zakia Jafri,…

CJP fights for justice for Naroda Patiya Massacre victims and survivors Punctures Prevalent Culture of Impunity

For 20 long years, CJP has stood by its credo, to assist the eye-witness survivors of the genocidal carnage in Gujarat in 2002, get justice and reparation. We have battled within the courts, stood by the survivors in their quest for justice and achieved milestones. In the process we have also been victimised by an…

Facts never Lie and Memories never Die Remembering the Gujarat Carnage of 2002 and why we need to ensure it never happens again

It is sixteen years now since the Gujarat Carnage of 2002. The years have flown by; Gujarat, India and the world have experienced a generation change in many different ways. “Let us move on” is the repeated quote of many who were not affected. “Such things happen everywhere” is the slogan of those who would…

Fighting Impunity Words of Support from Anand Patwardhan

It is a travesty that an organization like Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) which has done so much for the people of Gujarat and this nation, needs to be publicly endorsed by those of us who have not yet been bought, brainwashed or threatened into silence by the murderous political class and its business…

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