2002 Godhra Riots

  • Muslims contributed to Modi's victory, proved they are secular: Azam Khan May 19, 2014

    Suggesting that Muslims have contributed to Narendra Modi's victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, SP leader Azam Khan, who had indulged in a vitriolic attack on the BJP leader, said they had proved that they were a "secular" community. "Narendra Modi's victory in the Lok Sabha polls has amply proved...
  • Western Railway asked to pay Rs 4 lakh to parents of postGodhra riot victim May 14, 2014

    Vadodara: The Railway Claims Tribunal has ordered Western Railway to pay Rs 4 lakhs to the parents of a youth, who was allegedly killed in an attack at Vadodara railway station on February 27, 2002, in the wake of postGodhra riots. The tribunal's bench in Ahmedabad recently ordered General Manager, WR,...
  • Teesta cheated 2002 Godhra riots victims: Gujarat police to HC March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Opposing the petition filed by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband seeking quashing of an FIR against them for alleged misappropriation of funds, Gujarat police on Tuesday told Bombay High Court that the duo had cheated victims of 2002 Godhra riots and "embezzled funds" collected in their name. ...
  • Court order on Zakia's petition against closure report of SIT set for October 28 October 1, 2013

    A local court on Monday reserved for October 28 its order on protest petition filed by riot victim Zakia Jafri against the closure report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) giving clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the 2002 communal riots. Zakia had on April 15...
  • No pain on Modi's face when he talks about 2002 postGodhra riots: Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter September 23, 2013

    Tara GandhiBhattacharya, Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter, on Sunday said she did not find any trace of anguish on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's face when he spoke about the 2002 postGodhra riots in his state. Talking to reporters in Indore, she said, "I am surprised as to how Modi, being in politics,...
  • Gujarat govt rejects SIT's appeal to seek death for Maya Kodnani September 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Saturday refused to grant permission to the SIT to seek death penalty for the former state minister Maya Kodnani. Kodnani along with Bajrang Dal's Babu Bajrangi has been convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case. Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years of jail by...
  • Narendra Modi engages with Gujarati Muslims, is shown a presentation on 2002 Godhra riots June 30, 2013

    Gandhinagar: The 2002 riots in Gujarat continue to pose a challenge to state Chief Minister Narendra Modi. At a conclave in Gandhinagar on Saturday, the BJP leader was shown a presentation on the riots and was asked tough questions, including on postGodhra rehabilitation programme. "I spelt out the perception that the...
  • No change in visa policy on Narendra Modi: US December 7, 2012

    Washington: The US on Thursday said that there has been "no change" in its policy with regard to granting a visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Last week, a bipartisan group of 25 US Congressmen in a letter, had urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to continue denying visas to...
  • US lawmakers urge Clinton to deny visa to Modi December 4, 2012

    Ahead of the Gujarat polls, a group of 25 American lawmakers have urged the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to continue denying Narendra Modi visa. The letter dated November 29, written by the Congressmen, was released to the press on Monday by two Republican Congressman Joe Pitts and Frank Wolf. The...
  • Don't give visa to Modi: US Congressmen December 4, 2012

    Washington: In a setback to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a group of 25 American lawmakers have urged the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to continue denying visa to the BJP leader, stating that his government has not adequately pursued justice of the 2002 riot victims. "As Mr Modi...
  • Modi will never become PM: Swami Agnivesh July 5, 2012

    Vadodara: Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Thursday said in Vadodara that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would never become the Prime Minister of the country because of his "mishandling of 2002 Godhra riots". "Modi can never become PM because of his role in the riots," he said, addressing a press conference...
  • Gujarat riots: Verdict in Ode killings today May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The verdict in the 2002 postriot Ode killings will be declared on Friday. Three persons including two women were killed at Ode village in Anand a decade ago. This is the third case of the 2002 riots at Ode village being probed by the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation...
  • Bhatt questions Nanavati Commission on Modi March 30, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Friday criticised the Nanavati Commission saying that in its interim report it exonerated Chief Minister Narendra Modi by way of a "clear overreach" of its mandate. In his submission before the Commission, Bhatt said, "It has come to my knowledge that the Commission, during...
  • Supreme Court recalls order on Godhra riots March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday recalled its March 19 order seeking response of the Nanavati Commission and the Gujarat government on a plea for direction to the panel to summon Chief Minister Narendra Modi for questioning in connection with the 2002 riots. A bench of justices D K Jain...
  • Modi's fast is a political drama: Congress January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's Godhra fast calling it a 'political drama'. Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil also accused Modi of wasting public money in his fasts. "This is a political drama. Modi is wasting public money. Why is he not visiting any riot...
  • Modi fasts in Godhra, six activists arrested January 20, 2012

    Godhra: As Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi began his daylong fast in Godhra on Friday, activist Shabnam Hashmi and five others were arrested on the outskirts of the city as they had planned to hold a parallel 'sammelan' to his fast. "They have stopped and arrested us. We just want to...
  • Ahmedabad: Godhra riot witness attacked, killed November 5, 2011

    Ahmedabad: A witness of the 2002 Godhra riots was attacked and killed in Ahmedabad on Saturday morning. The witness, Nadeem Sayyed, was attacked by unidentified persons in Johapura area of Ahmedabad. Sayyed, a Congress worker, was declared brought dead by the hospital. The Ahmedabad crime branch has now taken up...
  • No disharmony, Gujarat growing unitedly: Modi September 17, 2011

    Ahmedabad: On his 62nd birthday on Saturday, Gurjarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi began his 72hour fast in Ahmedabad. Highlighting growth, development and communal harmony that Gujarat has achieved in his 10yearlong reign, Modi said Gujarat's growth model should be emulated at the national level. Modi started the day by seeking his...
  • The twitterati on Modi's sadbhavna fast September 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's threeday fast for peace and harmony begins on Saturday in Ahemdabad. The BJP leader has got support on Twitter as the site is abuzz with congratulatory messages for him. Former IPS Office Kiran Bedi has tweeted, "Pray for prosperous and harmonious Gujarat. It is...
  • Modi expresses grief for 2002 riot victims September 17, 2011

    New Delhi: On the eve of his 72hour fast, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in an another open letter to the nation expressed sadness for lives lost in the 2002 Godhra riots. Modi also said Gujarat has come out of these difficulties and leapfrogged on the path of development....