Citizens for Justice and Peace

Shiv Visvanathan

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…

Dividing Lines- Seeking Justice is not Revenge 06SEP2012 OPED Dividing Lines Seeking justice is not revenge Shiv Visvanathan Naroda Patiya sentence was severe. Watching the revelry, one hoped it would not make Hindu families bitter in seeing it as vengeful. On August 31, the quantum of sentence on Naroda Patiya was announced. The judgment and punishment awarded was met with…

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