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2009: Report on International Religious Freedom

The Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, 2009 released by the Government of the United States of America provides a clear overview on the atrocities committed on the minority community in Gujarat in 2002 and the subsequent lacklustre efforts by the government to secure justice for the victims and provide them with relief and rehabilitation.…

Modi denied a visa to USA

In March 2005, Narendra Modi had applied for a diplomatic visa to visit the United States. The United States Department of State denied Modi this visa under section 214 (b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act because he was not coming for a purpose that qualified for a diplomatic visa. Moreover, Modi’s existing tourist/business visa…

CJP Press Conference with Zahira Shaikh in Mumbai

Statement released by the Citizens for Justice and Peace at a packed press conference in Mumbai on July 7, 2003. Zahira Habibullah Shaikh and the entire Habibullah family have approached the Citizens for Justice and Peace for legal aid to jointly ask for a re-trial in the BEST Bakery Massacre. In this petition to be…

Ineffective Relief and Rehabilitation (Official and Independent Studies)

The Government of Gujarat’s partisan approach towards the victims of the communal violence was reflected in the declaration of two distinct and discriminatory compensation packages for the families of victims who had died in the Godhra fire and those who had been massacred thereafter. Under the Gujarat government’s original plan, the families of victims of…

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