POST GODHRA RIOTS

  • Narendra Modi can't be blamed for postGodhra riots, says KPS Gill November 1, 2013

    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 postGodhra riots as it is the job of the police leadership to respond to law and order situations. "In...
  • Enough evidence to prosecute Modi in Gujarat riots: Zakia's lawyer September 19, 2013

    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 by...
  • Complaint filed against Modi for postGodhra riots remark July 14, 2013

    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 postGodhra riots in Gujarat during 2002. Ghulam Rabbani, a practising advocate, lodged the twopage complaint with Santosh Nagar police station, seeking legal action against...
  • Rajnath Singh appeals to Muslims to forget or ignore 2002 postGodhra riots June 23, 2013

    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 postGodhra riots. "There may have been some incidents but can we not ignore them now? It shouldn't be tied to BJP...
  • Continue visa ban on Modi, says a US panel May 1, 2013

    Washington: A panel in the United States has asked the government to continue its visa ban on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The panel said there was significant evidence linking Modi to the violence in Gujarat in 2002. The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its annual report has...
  • Dipda Darwaza riot case: HC issues notices to 21 convicts April 25, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Wednesday issued notices to 21 convicts who were awarded life term by a designated court in 2012 in the postGodhra Dipda Darwaza riot case on a petition filed by the SIT seeking condonation of delay in filing appeals against the verdict. A division bench of...
  • Gujarat court likely to hear Zakia's protest petition April 24, 2013

    Ahmedabad: A protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri seeking rejection of the SIT report giving clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the postGodhra riots case is likely to come up for hearing in a local court on Wednesday. Zakia, wife of 2002 postGodhra riots victim...
  • Dipda Darwaza riot case: SIT files appeal in Gujarat HC April 6, 2013

    Ahmedabad: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Friday moved the Gujarat High Court against a special court's judgement in a 2002 riot case in which 11 members of a family, nine of them women and children, were killed. The judgement in the Deepda Darwaza riot case was delivered on July...
  • Narendra Modi welcome to apply for visa: US April 5, 2013

    Washington: The US has reiterated that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is welcome to apply for a visa to America and that his application would be judged on its own merits. "There is no change (in US policy)...he (Modi) is welcome to apply. All visa decisions are made on...
  • Custodial death: Charges filed against Sanjiv Bhatt November 8, 2012

    Jamnagar: In a major setback to suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, a local court on Thursday filed charges against him and six policemen who are accused in the 1990 Khambalia custodial death case. The Gujarat High Court had on October 23 rejected the petitions of the accused policemen challenging the Jamnagar...
  • VHP targets Modi govt over handling of riot cases September 7, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Just before the Gujarat elections, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) the sister organisation of the ruling BJP, which is part of the Sangh Parivar has raised its voice against Chief Minister Narendra Modi government's handling of the 2002 postGodhra riot cases. The Gujarat government recently approached the high court...
  • Gujarat: Court to pronounce verdict in Naroda Patiya massacre June 30, 2012

    A trial court in Ahmedabad is expected to deliver its verdict on the Naroda Patiya massacre where 97 Muslims were slaughtered by a mob. ...
  • Gujarat: Naroda Patiya massacre verdict today June 30, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A trial court in Ahmedabad is on Saturday expected to deliver its verdict on the Naroda Patiya massacre where 97 Muslims were slaughtered by a mob led among others by a former minister in the Narendra Modi government. Additional Principal Judge Jyotsna Yagnik had completed the hearing last month and...
  • 2002 Gujarat riots: 13 acquitted of loot, arson May 31, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A city sessions court on Thursday acquitted 13 youths belonging to minority community from charges of loot and setting afire 100 shops during postGodhra riots of 2002, for lack of evidence. The youths were charged for rioting, arson, unlawful assembly and loot of around 100 shops owned by Hindus in...
  • Court permits Zakia to examine SIT documents May 28, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A local court in Ahmedabad on Monday allowed Zakia Jaffery to examine documents submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to it in relation to closure report against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in riot cases. Zakia, wife of former Congress MP Eshan Jaffery killed in Gujarat riots,...
  • 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 writes to President for probe against Modi April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has approached the President on the 2002 postGodhra riots probe. In a letter to President Pratibha Patil, Bhatt has sought probe against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Bhatt has sought that the Centre appoints a twomember commission to probe the role and conduct...
  • 2002 Guj riots: Court acquits 109 in Umta case April 27, 2012

    Visnagar(Guj): A local court in Visnagar on Friday acquitted 109 persons who were accused of killing two people in Umta village of this taluka in Mahasana district during the post Godhra riots of 2002. Additional Sessions Judge KB Meghanani released all the accused giving them benefit of doubt in the case....
  • Has the SIT report strengthened Modi's case? April 10, 2012

    The SIT report gives Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi a clean chit in the 2002 riots cases. ...
  • Guj riots: Court to hear Zakia's plea on April 10 March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A metropolitan court in Ahmedabad will pass an order on April 10 on whether the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report in the Zakia Jafferi complaint should be handed over to her or not. Zakia Jaffery, widow of former MP Ehsan Jaffery, had filed an application in a local...
  • SC to examine if Nanavati panel can get SIT report March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine if the Special Investigating Team appointed by it to inquire into the 2002 postGodhra riot cases can share its report with the Nanavati Commission, which too is probing into Godhra train carnage and the subsequent riots. A bench headed by Justice...
  • Jaitley defends Modi's record during Gujarat riots February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Revisiting the Gujarat riots on its tenth anniversary, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said many people were "misled" into a "retaliatory action" after the Godhra train attack but he did not share the view that Chief Minister Narendra Modi failed to act. Jaitley also alleged that the media...
  • Have Modi's critics convicted him before the court ruling? February 9, 2012

    Sources say the SIT report has found no evidence to prosecute Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gulberg Society riots case. ...
  • News 360: All the news of the day February 8, 2012

    The three Karnataka ministers caught watching porn inside the state Assembly were forced to resign. ...
  • Congress demands Narendra Modi's resignation February 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday demanded resignation of Chief Minister Narendra Modi after the Gujarat High Court censured the state government for "inaction and negligence" during the 2002 postGodhra riots. "After this observation of Gujarat High Court, Modi has lost all moral rights to continue as the Chief Minister. He...
  • Gujarat Congress asks SIT to prosecute Modi February 7, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat unit of Congress today demanded that the Supreme Courtappointed special investigation team prosecute Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role in the 2002 postGodhra riots. GPCC President Arjun Modhwadia made the demand in a letter to SIT chief RK Raghavan. SIT is currently preparing the final report on...
  • HC reserves order on Nanavati summons to Modi January 24, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday reserved order on a petition seeking a direction to the Nanavati Commission to call Chief Minister Narendra Modi for questioning in connection with the 2002 postGodhra riots. A division bench of Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice Sonia Gokani reserved order on a petition by...
  • HC dismisses Bhatt's plea in atrocity case December 26, 2011

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday dismissed suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt's plea for stay on ongoing criminal proceedings against him in a 1990 incident of alleged police atrocity that resulted in the death of one person. Bhatt, in his petition, had challenged the legality and validity of the order...
  • Gujarat riots: HC to hear plea to summon Modi December 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court will on Monday hear a plea seeking direction to the Nanawati commission to summon Chief Minister Narendra Modi for questioning in the 2002 riots case. The commission is supposed to submit its report by March 31 when its extension ends. Earlier, the Nanavati Commission has...
  • HC likely to hear Sanjiv Bhatt's plea today December 21, 2011

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court is expected to hear Sanjiv Bhatt's case on Wednesday. The suspended IPS officer had on Tuesday approached the High Court seeking a stay on proceedings in the alleged police atrocity case of 1990 in which one person had died. Bhatt has also sought a stay on...