Godhra

  • Modi shouldn't be blamed for 2002 riots in Gujarat: Australian PM September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian premier Tony Abbott today said Narendra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister should not be blamed for the 2002 riots in the state as he was just a "presiding officer" who has been cleared in "endless inquiries". "My understanding is that there has been endless inquiries into this and...
  • Godhra case: HC allows Centre to withdraw appeal on panel August 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has allowed the Centre to withdraw its appeal against an earlier order which had termed as illegal the Justice UC Banerjee Commission appointed by the then UPA government in 2004 to to probe the Godhra train burning incident. The High Court, in its order passed on...
  • Yasin Bhatkal admits carrying out 2011 Mumbai blasts, says has no remorse July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Suspected Indian Mujahideen cofounder Yasin Bhatkal has admitted to having carried out the 2011 Mumbai triple blasts. He told the investigative agency that he feels satisfied with the blast and has no remorse for what he did. Rather, he was proud of himself for carrying out the blast successfully. The...
  • 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,...
  • BJP to get absolute majority, won't need regional support: Modi April 22, 2014

    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 TV...
  • SC satisfied with progress in nine post-Godhra riot cases April 3, 2014

    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 three...
  • Election Commission lodges FIR for Godhra posters April 2, 2014

    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 Electoral...
  • India will forever see riots with Modi at helm says Mayawati March 31, 2014

    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 prime...
  • Narendra Modi coming to Varanasi to wash sins of Godhra: Lalu Yadav March 25, 2014

    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 Gujarat...
  • 'Maut ka saudagar' is apt description of Modi: Congress March 21, 2014

    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" the...
  • 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. ...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan denies charges over interaction with Pervez Musharraf March 6, 2014

    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 maiden...
  • Used 'impotent' to question Modi's political competence: Khurshid February 26, 2014

    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 the...
  • 1984 riots not comparable with postGodhra violence, says Amartya Sen December 18, 2013

    Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said the Gujarat riots of 2002 are not comparable with the antiSikh riots in Delhi in 1984, rejecting Infosys chief N R Narayanamurthy's view that the postGodhra violence should not stand in the way of Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister. While describing as "absolute shame" the...
  • 2002 riots: Order on Zakia Jafri's plea deferred December 2, 2013

    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 postGodhra riots case. Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra, who was on leave, came to the court...
  • If Modi had to quit, he would've done it in 2002, says Manish Tewari November 20, 2013

    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 water...
  • After quitting BJP, Karuna Shukla targets Modi, Raman Singh November 7, 2013

    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 postGodhra riots. "Modi has done good work in Gujarat, but the stains of Godhra incident cannot be wiped...
  • Cong lambastes Gill for giving clean chit to Modi in postGodhra riots November 2, 2013

    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 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...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat: HC grants bail to 3 convicts sentenced to life in 2002 Godhra train burning case September 25, 2013

    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 twojudge bench of Justice Aqeel Qureshi and Justice R P Dholaria granted bail to Irfan Pada, Suleiman Pir...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'File chargesheet against Narendra Modi, others in 2002 post-Godhra riots case' August 30, 2013

    The lawyer of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia on Thursday told a magistrate's court in Ahmedabad that it should reject the closure report of Special Investigation Team which gives a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 post-Godhra riots case. Zakia Jafri, whose husband was killed...
  • Zakia Jafri's lawyer asks why curfew was not imposed quickly after Godhra July 26, 2013

    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 or...
  • Congress distances itself from Ahmad's remarks on IM, Gujarat riots July 22, 2013

    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 July 22, 2013

    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 July 21, 2013

    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 would...