2002 RIOTS

  • 'Narendra Modi, A Political Biography' warms up to Modi but not dazzled by him April 19, 2014

    Introducing his book 'Narendra Modi, A Political Biography', Andy Marino makes two claims keeping in mind that he is adding to the list of biographies of a man who is regarded both as a villain and a hero. First, he says, this is no hagiography but a work of 'cold...
  • Modi should own up responsibility for 2002 riots: CPI April 16, 2014

    CPI on Thursday accused BJP leader Narendra Modi and his government in Gujarat of connivance in the 2002 "genocide" and demanded he own up moral responsibility for the riots. "What had happened in 2002 in Gujarat was a genocide, a massacre. It could never have happened without the connivance of the...
  • SC refuses to entertain plea questioning SIT clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea questioning the Special Investigation Team probe giving a clean chit to Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots. The apex court also declined the plea to reconstitute the SIT for a probe into the riots case. The SIT report gave...
  • Omar says will stick with UPA, wants Modi to apologise for 2002 riots April 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Lauding the decade-long rule of the Congress-led UPA government, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the National Conference would stick to the coalition irrespective of the election results. Participating in the Network18-Google Hangout on Saturday, Omar said that there was no question of joining hands with...
  • Arun Jaitley rules out Modi's apology on 2002 riots March 31, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday ruled out an apology from Narendra Modi on the 2002 riots, saying he does not have to do it to satisfy a "fake campaign" against him. "Those asking for an apology wanted the apology to be an act of confession. If he has actually...
  • 2002 riots: Hearing on Zakia Jafri's plea against Modi deferred to April 11 March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday deferred the hearing in the 2002 riots case of Gulbarga massacre. Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the massacre, had moved a review petition challenging a lower court's clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra...
  • Muslims have moved on, Congress still stuck on 2002: BJP March 19, 2014

    The BJP has slammed Congress leader Salman Khurshid for questioning the clean chit given to its PM candidate Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots. ...
  • 2002 riots: Zakia Jafri moves Gujarat HC against clean chit to Modi March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, on Tuesday filed a petition before the Gujarat High Court challenging the clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi in a 2002 riots case. A lower court had in December 2013 upheld a SIT closure report which gave a...
  • BJP reacts angrily to Rahul raking up 2002 riots issue March 16, 2014

    BJP on Sunday reacted angrily to Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Narendra Modi's alleged role in 2002 riots, accusing him of raising the "old bogey" as he has no answers to the "failures" of the Congress-led UPA government. Responding to remarks made by Rahul to PTI in an exclusive interview, the party...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Modi wooing Muslims to get rid of 2002 taint? February 7, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday inaguarated a fair for Gujarati Muslims in Ahmedabad, saying the minority community must be a part of the state's growth story. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Cong gets shock as NCP says time to forget 2002 riots January 29, 2014

    The going seems to be getting tough for the Congress this Lok Sabha elections. Two of its key allies, the National Congress in Jammu and Kashmir and the Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra, have made statements that could spell trouble for the Congress. While NC chief Farooq Abdullah said it...
  • 2002 riots: Agree with Rahul, Modi must be punished, says Zakia Jafri January 28, 2014

    Zakia Jafri, whose husband Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was allegedly burnt to death during the 2002 Gujarat riots, has backed Rahul Gandhi, who in an interview blamed the Narendra Modi government of abetting the violence. ...
  • BJP hits out at Rahul's comments on 2002, says Modi got clean chit January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 pogrom, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that his statements are baseless. "Rahul's statements against Gujarat riots are baseless. He is trying to run away from the...
  • Noted danseuse Mallika Sarabhai to join AAP January 8, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Another famous name will join AAP's growing list of members. Noted danseuse Mallika Sarabhai will be joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday. She will join the AAP's rank in Ahmedabad. "Mallika Sarabhai will be joining the AAP later in the day by going to their office in...
  • Arun Shourie backs Modi, says no reason to apologise for 2002 riots January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has come under sharp criticism by former NDA minister Arun Shourie for his comments on Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Shourie has accused Singh of destroying the Prime Minister's post. Singh in a press conference recently had said that Modi as...
  • Modi yet to say sorry for 2002 riots, is not unbeatable: Chidambaram December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections approaching, war of words between the two principal parties Congress and BJP has intensified. On Monday, Finance Minister P Chidambaram lashed out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and took potshots at his blog that 'expressed pain over 2002 riots'. He...
  • IndianAmericans's body express regret over clean chit to Modi in riots case December 29, 2013

    Washington: Expressing disappointment over the "clean chit" given to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by a court in the 2002 Gujarat communal riots, a USbased coalition of Indian Americans has said it stands with victims of the violence including Zakia Jafri, the widow of a slain MP. The Coalition Against...
  • Narendra Modi's blog on 2002 riots written with an eye on 2014 polls: Sibal December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has refused to soften its stand over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's alleged role in the 2002 riots with Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal saying that the blog was a ploy to garner voters sympathy in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "Eleven years is too late....
  • Clean chit to Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots a slap on Nitish's face: Sushil Modi December 27, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Modi on Friday said that the clean chit given by a Gujarat court to Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots was a "strong slap" on the face of "pseudo secular" leaders like Nitish Kumar and asked the Bihar Chief Minister to tender an apology for breaking...
  • Denial of visa to Modi amounts to 'immature diplomacy', says BJP December 27, 2013

    BJP on Friday hit out at the US for denial of visa to Narendra Modi, saying to proclaim the Gujarat Chief Minister guilty even when there was no evidence against him despite several probes amounts to "immature diplomacy" and sets a precedent for a "reciprocal" response. The BJP's attack came a...
  • Modi suffered silently for 12 years, says BJP as Congress targets him December 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The BJP come out in full force to support of party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the 2002 riots after the Gujarat Chief Minister wrote a blog post on the issue and for the first time explained his side of the story. BJP leaders targeted the Congress and...
  • Full text: Narendra Modi's blog on Gujarat riots December 27, 2013

    A day after a Gujarat court upheld the clean chit given to him in the Gulbarg Society massacre during the 2002 riots, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi claimed that he was pained in agony over the communal carnage. The court on Thursday rejected a...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar December 26, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Suhasini Haidar on India @ 9. ...
  • 2002 riots: BJP euphoric over clean chit to Modi, Zakia vows to fight on December 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: In an order viewed as politically crucial for the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Ahmedabad magistrate's court on Thursday upheld the clean chit to him by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the Gulbarg Society massacre case. Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra...
  • Does the clean chit to Modi finally help him rid the taint of 2002 riots? December 26, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has welcomed the magistrate court order in his favour on the SIT clean chit in a 2002 riots case saying "truth alone triumphs". While remembering Mahatma Gandhi, Modi on Thursday tweeted, "Truth by nature is selfevident. As soon as you...
  • News 360: Court rejects Zakia's petition against clean chit to Modi December 26, 2013

    In a major relief to Narendra Modi, a metropolitan court on Thursday rejected the protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of a former Congress MP, against the clean chit given to him and others by the Special Investigation Team in the 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • 2002 riots: Verdict a moral victory for BJP, Modi, says Arun Jaitley December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Rejuvenated by a Gujarat court upholding the Special Investigation Team (SIT) clean chit given to its prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the killings that took place at Gulbarg Housing Society in Ahmedabad during the 2002 riots in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • 2002 riots: BJP hails verdict, accuses Congress of falsehood December 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Buoyed by a Gujarat court upholding the (Special Investigation Team) SIT clean chit given to its prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the killings that took place at Gulbarg Housing Society in Ahmedabad during the 2002 riots in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • Timeline: SIT probe in the 2002 Gujarat riots cases December 26, 2013

    An Ahmedabad court is set to decide whether to uphold the clean chit to BJP Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. This will be announced on a petition filed by slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia Jafri. Here's a look at the timeline of the case:...
  • 2002 Gujarat riots: Court order on SIT clean chit to Modi after 3 pm December 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: It is judgement day for Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after 3 pm on Thursday as a local court in Ahmedabad is likely to decide on whether the SIT clean chit in his favour in the 2002 Gujarat riots should be upheld....