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Supreme Court to hear Zakia Jafri plea against PM Modi in Gujarat riots on Monday The Siasat Daily

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…

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Gujarat Riots
Jignesh Mevani

Narratives of Vulnerability and Violence: Retelling the Gujarat Riots

by Shiv Visvanathan[1] 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…

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…

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