GUJARAT 2002 RIOTS

  • 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. ...
  • Order on Zakia Jafri's plea likely to be pronounced today December 2, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The court of metropolitan magistrate is likely to pronounce its on Monday on Zakia Jafri's plea protesting closure report of Supreme Courtappointed Special Investigation Team, giving clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others with regard to alleged conspiracy behind the 2002 riots. The pronouncement of order was...
  • Modi 'conspiracy' behind the 2002 Gujarat riots: Digvijaya November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday directed a fresh salvo at Narendra Modi as it accused the Gujarat Chief Minister of having had hatched the "conspiracy... to kill thousands" in the 2002 postGodhara riots in his state. Talking at a function to launch the memoirs of former MP Pappu Yadav, Congress general...
  • Justice JS Verma: The mentor to the news television media April 23, 2013

    As the fight for justice continues, the man who helped bring about the antirape law, Justice JS Verma passed away on Monday evening after suffering from a multiple organ failure. He was one of India's most respected jurists and played guide and mentor to the news television media for nearly...
  • Gujarat riots: Court rejects Zakia's plea against SIT report November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: In a setback to the activists seeking investigation against Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots case, a Gujarat court on Tuesday rejected Zakia Jafris protest petition against the SIT closure report giving clean chit to the Gujarat Chief Minister due to lapse of time. In her complaint, Zakia had...
  • Naroda Patiya a blow to Modi as BJP MLA gets life August 31, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A decade after 97 people were killed in a massacre during the 2002 Gujarat riots at Naroda Patiya area of Ahmedabad, a special court on Friday sentenced to life 31 people, including sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and former minister in the Narendra Modi government, Maya Kodnani. It is...
  • Has the 2002 riots verdict set a precedent for all riot cases? August 31, 2012

    The verdict and the sentencing of the Naroda Patiya massacre throw light on important questions on all riot cases. ...
  • Gujarat riots: 9 get life term in Ode killings case May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: A trial court on Friday gave life imprisonment to nine people and acquitted 32 others in connection with the 2002 postGodhra Ode killings. Three persons, including two women, were killed at the Malav Bhagol locality in Ode village a decade ago. This was the third case of the 2002...
  • US urges Gujarat to restore religious freedom March 3, 2012

    Washington: A Congressional resolution urging Gujarat government to restore religious freedom in the state has been introduced in the US House of Representatives on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of communal riots. The nonbinding resolution (H Res 569) "recognising the 10th anniversary of the tragic communal violence in Gujarat"...
  • Gulbarg case: Court to decide on Zakia's plea March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: A magisterial court in Ahmedabad is expected to deliver its verdict on Zakia Jafri's plea that she be given a copy of the complete report prepared by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on the Gulbarg massacre case, 2002, during which her husband, Ehsan Jafri, was murdered. Zakia has also...
  • Plea filed against SIT report in Gulbarg case February 9, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Zakia Jafri, the widow of slain Congress MP Ehsaan Jafri, and Teesta Setalvadled Citizens for Justice and Peace filed an application in the Metropolitan Court in Ahmedabad on Thursday stating that they have an apprehension that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has not filed the complete report in the...
  • Gulbarg case: Jafri's wife says she'll fight back February 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After reports suggesting that the Supreme Courtappointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) has not found enough evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Ehsan Jafri killing case, the former Congress MP's wife Zakia Jafri has expressed her disappointment. Zakia said that she is really disappointed with the report...
  • Gulbarg case: SIT clean chit to Narendra Modi? February 9, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Ehsan Jafri killing in Gujarat on Wednesday filed a report in the case. While the contents of the report remain under wraps, crime branch sources have claimed that the committee appointed by the Supreme Court hasn't found enough evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister...
  • Gujarat: SIT files report on Ehsan Jafri case February 8, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Ehsan Jafri killing in Gujarat has filed a report on the case. Crime branch sources claimed that the committee appointed by the Supreme Court hasn't found enough evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, but the SIT officials haven't offered any confirmation...
  • Gujarat riots: Bhatt blames police for inaction January 28, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Saturday submitted a few documents to RK Raghavan, the chief of Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the 2002 Gujarat riots, along with a letter claiming that they proved police inaction in the first 48 hours of violence. "Please find... copies of some relevant documents...
  • Big B, explain stand on 2002 riots: Cong March 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday once again targeted Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan for becoming the brand ambassador of Gujarat by asking him to clear his position on the 2002 communal carnage in the state. "As a brand ambassador does he endorse or condemn the mass murder in Gujarat? It is high...
  • Gulbarg massacre witness testifies against Modi November 6, 2009

    Ahmedabad: In Gujarat, a crucial testimony in court may have Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the dock. A witness in the Gulbarg society massacre, where Member of Parliament Ehsan Jaffery was murdered by a mob, says Modi refused to help Jaffery when he called, and even abused the MP on...