Godhra

  • BJP to get absolute majority, won't need regional support: Modi 22-04-2014 09:59 PM

    The NDA will get an "absolute clear-cut mandate" to form the government in the general election, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, dismissing speculation of any need to align with key regional parties that could object to his prime ministership. In a free-wheeling interview with ABP News...
  • SC satisfied with progress in nine post-Godhra riot cases 03-04-2014 06:59 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the progress of nine cases of post-Godhra riots in Gujarat probed by Special Investigation Team (SIT) which had given clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "There has been a lot of progress and out of nine cases, six are over and...
  • Election Commission lodges FIR for Godhra posters 02-04-2014 10:49 PM

    The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday removed objectionable posters on Godhra riots in the outer premises of the Patna airport and lodged FIR in the matter. "The case has been lodged because the posters were of objectionable nature. It could have been intended to harm the communal harmony," Additional Chief...
  • India will forever see riots with Modi at helm says Mayawati 31-03-2014 05:40 PM

    Alluding to the 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat, BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said India would be "forever gripped" in riots and face destruction if the BJP led by Narendra Modi comes to power at the centre. "The man responsible for the Godhra riots is aspiring to be the country's...
  • Narendra Modi coming to Varanasi to wash sins of Godhra: Lalu Yadav 22-03-2014 11:44 AM

    Attacking BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said he was contesting from Varanasi in an attempt to wash away "the sin" of Godhra and the Gujarat riots but it would be to no avail. "Modi is coming to Varanasi to wash his sin of Godhra and...
  • 'Maut ka saudagar' is apt description of Modi: Congress 21-03-2014 06:44 PM

    Congress on Friday resurrected the 'maut ka saudagar' barb against Narendra Modi, blaming him for the Godhra incident and the subsequent communal riots in Gujarat, and said the description fitted the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate. BJP had lost three bye-elections after Modi became Chief Minister but after that he "allowed"...
  • Teesta cheated 2002 Godhra riots victims: Gujarat police to HC 11-03-2014 06:06 PM

    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....
  • Ram Vilas Paswan denies charges over interaction with Pervez Musharraf 06-03-2014 12:25 AM

    LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan, who has returned to NDA 12 years after quitting the alliance over Godhra riots, on Wednesday rubbished charges that he had taken pride in introducing himself to the then Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf as the one to have done so. Quizzed by reporters during his...
  • Used 'impotent' to question Modi's political competence: Khurshid 26-02-2014 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: After calling Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi 'impotent', Union Minister Salman Khurshid went ahead and justified his words by arguing that the BJP leader was not competent. Refusing to regret his statement against Modi, he said that he was not questioning...
  • 1984 riots not comparable with post-Godhra violence, says Amartya Sen 18-12-2013 01:12 PM

    Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said the Gujarat riots of 2002 are not comparable with the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984, rejecting Infosys chief N R Narayanamurthy's view that the post-Godhra violence should not stand in the way of Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister. While describing as "absolute shame"...
  • 2002 riots: Order on Zakia Jafri's plea deferred 02-12-2013 05:23 PM

    Ahmedabad: A local court on Monday once again deferred the pronouncement of order on Zakia Jafri's petition against SIT's closure report that gave clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 post-Godhra riots case. Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra, who was on leave, came to the...
  • If Modi had to quit, he would've done it in 2002, says Manish Tewari 20-11-2013 05:10 PM

    Congress on Wednesday said that it will not demand the resignation of Narendra Modi over the snooping row claiming that if the Gujarat Chief Minister really wanted to quit he would have done that after the 2002 Godhra riot. "You people are asking me such question that you are pouring...
  • After quitting BJP, Karuna Shukla targets Modi, Raman Singh 07-11-2013 10:46 AM

    Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla, who quit BJP last week, praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the development in his state, but also targetted him over the 2002 post-Godhra riots. "Modi has done good work in Gujarat, but the stains of Godhra incident cannot be...
  • Cong lambastes Gill for giving clean chit to Modi in post-Godhra riots 01-11-2013 11:00 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after former Punjab DGP KPS Gill said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi cannot be blamed for the riots that following the burning of a Sabarmati Express train bogie near Godhra station resulting in the death of several Hindu karsewaks, the Congress as well as riots victim...
  • Narendra Modi can't be blamed for post-Godhra riots, says KPS Gill 01-11-2013 12:47 PM

    New Delhi: Former DGP of Punjab K P S Gill, who had served as security advisor to the Gujarat Chief Minister in 2002, has said that Narendra Modi cannot be blamed for post-Godhra riots as it is the job of the police leadership to respond to law and order situations....
  • Court order on Zakia's petition against closure report of SIT set for October 28 01-10-2013 09:41 AM

    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...
  • Gujarat: HC grants bail to 3 convicts sentenced to life in 2002 Godhra train burning case 25-09-2013 09:37 AM

    The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday granted bail to three people who were sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2002 Godhra train burning case which had triggered communal riots in the state. A two-judge bench of Justice Aqeel Qureshi and Justice R P Dholaria granted bail to Irfan Pada, Suleiman...
  • No pain on Modi's face when he talks about 2002 post-Godhra riots: Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter 23-09-2013 08:35 AM

    Tara Gandhi-Bhattacharya, 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 post-Godhra riots in his state. Talking to reporters in Indore, she said, "I am surprised as to how Modi, being in...
  • Enough evidence to prosecute Modi in Gujarat riots: Zakia's lawyer 19-09-2013 07:18 AM

    Ahmedabad: Maintaining that there was enough evidence to prosecute Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role in the post-Godhra riots, the lawyer of Zakia Jafri on Wednesday submitted his written submissions before the metropolitan magistrate. The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) is expected to file its reply...
  • Gujarat govt rejects SIT's appeal to seek death for Maya Kodnani 15-09-2013 09:44 AM

    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...
  • 'File chargesheet against Narendra Modi, others in 2002 post-Godhra riots case' 30-08-2013 10:28 AM

    The lawyer of late Congress MPEhsan Jafri's wife Zakia on Thursday told a magistrate's court in Ahmedabad that it should reject the closure report of Special Investigation Teamwhich gives a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister NarendraModi and others in the 2002 post-Godhra riots case. Zakia Jafri, whose husband was...
  • Zakia Jafri's lawyer asks why curfew was not imposed quickly after Godhra 26-07-2013 02:17 AM

    Ahmedabad: The riots that followed the Godhra train burning incident were a case of "permitted violence" and not a result of administrative failure, Zakia Jafri's lawyer argued on Thursday, asking why curfew was not imposed immediately in the other cities of Gujarat. "It is not a case of administrative lapse...
  • Congress distances itself from Ahmad's remarks on IM, Gujarat riots 22-07-2013 03:00 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Congress General Secretary Shakeel Ahmad made headlines by tweeting that terror outfit Indian Mujahideen was formed after the 2002 Gujarat riots, the party on Monday distanced itself from his view. Congress's spokesperson Renuka Choudhary on Monday said that this is not the party point of...
  • Shakeel Ahmad clarifies remarks on IM, says he quoted what NIA said 22-07-2013 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad has defended his controversial comments on the origin of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen. A day after he alleged that the outfit was a direct result of the 2002 Gujarat riots, Shakeel Ahmad has now tweeted saying he was merely quoting the National Investigation Agency....
  • BJP wants US visa for Narendra Modi 21-07-2013 06:10 PM

    New York: BJP, which had so far maintained that it was not unduly bothered about denial of American visa to Narendra Modi, on Sunday said it will appeal to the US Administration to lift the travel ban on him. Addressing a press conference here, party President Rajnath Singh said he...
  • Complaint filed against Modi for post-Godhra riots remark 14-07-2013 09:35 PM

    Hyderabad: A complaint was filed against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a police station in Hyderabad on Sunday over the controversial remarks made by him about post-Godhra riots in Gujarat during 2002. Ghulam Rabbani, a practising advocate, lodged the two-page complaint with Santosh Nagar police station, seeking legal action...
  • Modi defends himself: Has he succeeded in burying the ghost of 2002? 12-07-2013 09:59 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to defend his comments on the 2002 Gujarat riots during his first detailed interview after becoming the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign panel chief. Modi tweeted the link to his interview with Reuters saying, "In our culture every form of life is valued...
  • Narendra Modi engages with Gujarati Muslims, is shown a presentation on 2002 Godhra riots 30-06-2013 08:43 AM

    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 post-Godhra rehabilitation programme. "I spelt out the perception that...
  • Modi conspired to instigate Hindus post Godhra, says Zakia Jafri's lawyer 29-06-2013 06:34 AM

    Ahmedabad: Zakia Jafri's lawyer on Friday alleged before a court in Ahmedabad that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had conspired to instigate Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers and other members of Hindu community after the Godhra train burning incident in 2002. Ehsan Jafri, Zakia's husband and former Congress MP, was one...
  • Rajnath Singh appeals to Muslims to forget or ignore 2002 post-Godhra riots 23-06-2013 08:50 AM

    Jaipur: In an effort to reach out to minorities ahead of 2014 General Elections, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Saturday appealed to Muslims to forget or ignore the 2002 post-Godhra riots. "There may have been some incidents but can we not ignore them now? It shouldn't be tied to BJP...