1. Congress is not raising Godhra Khand because if they do so the BJP, will raise Gujarat asmita, which will destroy Congress party completely. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. Ultimately , leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team. Today, February 27, it will be 15 years since the Godhra incident that lit the flames of a massive sectarian conflagration. According to official.

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Godhra train burning

The state government refused. Teesta Setalvad said “For the first time, this judgment actually goes beyond neighborhood perpetrators and goes up to the political conspiracy.

University of Texas at Austin. No efforts were made to protect the witnesses and Raghavan himself was said to be an “absentee investigator,” who spent only a few days every month in Gujarat, with the investigations being conducted by the remainder of the team. After the massacre Gulbarg remained in flames for a week.

2002 Gujarat riots

Political violence, Gujarat and hodhra Indian news media”. International Approaches to Rape. Twenty-nine people were acquitted during the verdict. But what is perhaps closest to the truth is the truly damning report of Mohinder Singh Dahiya, then assistant director of the Forensic Studies Laboratory FSL at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, which put paid to the theory of the coach being set afire by an angry mob, which had mysteriously collected outside the Godhra railway station.

Though officially classified as godha communalist riotthe events of have been described as a pogrom by many scholars, [22] [23] with some commentators alleging that the attacks had been planned, with the attack on the train was a “staged trigger” for what was actually premeditated violence. This coverage played a central role in the politics of the situation.

The state government banned television news channels critical of the government’s response, and local stations were blocked. Retrieved 4 February About are still reported missing. Archived from the original on Retrieved 27 March Moreover, the Vishva Hindu Parishad VHPas well as many politicians, including Modi, made inflammatory remarks and endorsed the statewide bandhfurther stoking tensions. As of April convictions had been secured of Hindus and 65 Muslims.


In Februarythe trial court convicted 31 people and acquitted 63 others, saying the incident was a planned conspiracy.

The Gujarat government denied his allegations, claiming that they were “baseless” and based on malice because Sreekumar had not been promoted. The SIT made efforts to appoint independent godbra but some of them resigned due to their inability to function.

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O Hindus, take weapons in your hands and remove this cancer from your roots. Cadre-based political parties for whom the end justifies all means are especially adept at this. Retrieved 4 June The Making of a Tragedy.

Rioters also flooded homes and electrocuted entire families inside.

Crisis and Contention in Indian Society. According to Kalpana Kannabiran the ksnd were part of a well-organized, deliberate and pre-planned strategy, and which facts place the violence into the categories of political pogrom and genocide.

Estimates of casualties range from the official figures of Muslims and Hindus, [11] to upwards of 2, casualties. Prosecution of the perpetrators of the violence hampered by witnesses being bribed or intimidated and the perpetrators’ names kznd deleted from the charge sheets.

Remember the country was in a state of heightened military alert after the December 13 attack on Parliament and it would just not be possible for a stranger to walk into a crowded coach of true believers with a large container of liquid.

Archived from the original on 27 October Bilal was also alleged to have a connection with gang leader Latif and was reported to have visited Karachi in Pakistan several times. It had been poured by standing on the passage between the northern side-door of the eastern side of the coach, which had been set on fire immediately thereafter.

Retrieved 28 October The Seafarers of Kachchh. They wanted money to start a business.

The hearing began in May Archived 21 February In Octoberthe court quashed the conclusions of Banerjee and ruled that the investigation was “unconstitutional, illegal and null and void”, declared its formation to be a “colourable exercise of power with mala fide intentions”, and its argument of accidental fire “opposed to the prima facie accepted facts on record.


But petty harassment in kanv would not have provoked such a disproportionate reaction as torching a train. The court also set aside the acquittal of the remaining seven accused in the case, including Gujarat police officers and doctors of a godhrra hospital, who were charged with suppressing and tampering with evidence.

Hindu groups in the US also protested and planned to demonstrate in cities in Florida. They stated that Modi’s government had a role in “promoting the attitudes of racial supremacyracial hatred and the legacy of Nazism through his government’s support of school textbooks in which Nazism is glorified.

Sorcha Gunne; Zoe Brigley Thompson, eds. Raghavan was appointed to chair the Team. Several of the passengers were Hindu pilgrims, returning from Ayodhya after a religious ceremony at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid.

The event is widely perceived as the trigger for the Gujarat riots that followed, which resulted in widespread loss of life, destruction of property and homelessness. Life Writing in an Age of Trauma 3rd Revised ed. Retrieved 19 February The colony was later visited by Modi on 6 March who promised the residents that they would be taken care of. Taking a stand decried by the media and other rights groups, Nafisa Hussain, a member of the National Commission for Women accused organisations and the media of needlessly exaggerating the plight of women victims of the riots, [] [] [] which was strongly disputed as Gujarat did not have a State Commission for Women to act on the ground.

Retrieved 25 March Retrieved 10 February Official report on godhra riots by the Concerned Citizens Tribunal. Archived from the original on 19 January