In a significant development, the Supreme Court has granted regular bail to activist Teesta Setalvad in a case related to the alleged fabrication of evidence to frame innocent people in the 2002 post-Godhra riots cases.
The Supreme Court on Monday fixed August 7 for the start of the final hearing on a batch of pleas challenging the remission granted last year to all the 11 convicts in the case of Bilkis Bano gang rape and the murder of her family members during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Eleven persons were burnt alive in the Naroda Gam area of Ahmedabad district in Gujarat on February 28, 2002, when a bandh call was given by right wing organisations to protest against the burning of Sabarmati Express train in Godhra a day before
A bench of justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna was told by Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre and the Gujarat government that they are not claiming any privilege and are not filing any plea for review of the March 27 order of the court
In what could be called as the worst bloodbath in the history of independent India, Gujarat witnessed intense communal riots, which began on February 28, 2002, leaving over a thousand dead, 2,500 injured, and roughly 1,50,000 people displaced in the ensuing weeks. The three-day rioting was triggered by the burning of a train in Godhra, on February 27, which caused the deaths of 58 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya. Following the initial riots, there were further outbreaks of violence in the state for three months. . In the massacre of Naroda Patiya, over 90 people were killed followed by the Gulbarg Society massacre, where a mob of 400 people killed the residents.
As the nation remembers the tragedy 20 years later, here's the story of the Gujarat riots in pictures. All pics/ AFP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled Gujarat’s Godhra incident while addressing the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2023. He shared that Gujarat was burning due to the violence and nobody expected that situation. Furthermore, he added that as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he had not enough experience to deal with the situation but he had faith in the people of Gujarat.
BBC’s anti-Modi documentary 'India: The Modi Question' has snowballed into a major row in UK and India. Recently, PM Rishi Sunak shut down UK parliamentarian for invoking the documentary. After Sunak’s rebuttal, UK MP Lord Rami Ranger has raised concern over controversial documentary. Lord Rami wrote a letter to BBC Chief Tim Davie urging him to stop the second part of the series. UK Parliamentarian questioned makers of two-part series for lack of vision and common sense. #RishiSunak #NarendraModi #BBCDocumentray
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said anti-social elements earlier indulged in violence in Gujarat as the Congress supported them, but after the perpetrators were "taught a lesson" in 2002, they stopped such activities and the BJP established "permanent peace" in the state.
The early release of 11 prisoners convicted for the gang rape of #BilkisBano and murder of at least seven persons, including her three-year-old child, during the 2002 Gujarat riots has triggered protests across the country. On August 28, Mumbaikars too came out in solidarity with Bilkis Bano demanding the revocation of the convicts’ release at Bandra’s Carter Road promenade. As the Supreme Court will soon hear the matter, we asked people whether justice will be served. Here’s what they had to say
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