Supreme Court will hear 2002 Gujarat riots victim Zakia Jafri’s petition on Monday challenging clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Last year the High Court had upheld a SIT or Special Investigation Team’s clean chit to Mr Modi and others on allegations of a “larger conspiracy” in the riots. Zakia Jafri is the widow…
Here is a time-line of the events that unfolded on the night of March 1, 2002 in Sardarpura (Gujarat) and CJP’s intervention and work after the massacre.
The relentless hounding of Human Rights Defender still continues but she refuses to be silenced. Watch this video to know more:
Watch this video to understand how inaction by people in positions of power and their tacit support via a studied silence, helped fan hate and escalate violence in Gujarat in 2002.
The politics behind the Godhra train burning. How communal hatred was systematically stirred and violence incited by deliberate actions and decisions of powerful people in the administration.
This video was originally published on Nov 26 on the occasion of CJP’s website relaunch. It is being republished today on the occasion of Jignesh Mevani’s significant victory in the Gujarat Elections. “As a nation, we have never been in deeper trouble than what we are experiencing right now. There is a deep seated assault…
Sessions Case Nos. 275/2002, 120/2008, 7/2009 & 72/2010
by Shiv Visvanathan and Teesta Setelvad+ On 27 February 2002, the Sabarmati Express passenger train was attacked at Godhra, a town in the Indian state of Gujarat. Fifty-eight people were burnt alive in the carnage. Almost all of them were Hindus, many returning after performing religious service at Ayodhya. The violence that followed after the…
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…