2002 Gujarat Riots: News
The 2002 Gujarat riots was an inter-communal violence that was started on February 27. The riot between Hindu and Muslim ignited after a train at Godhra station was set up on fire, burning 59 Hindu pilgrims alive. Hindus blamed Muslims for the blaze. The riots resulted in the deaths of around 2000 people with more than 2000 injured and leaving 223 people missing
10 May 2023Supreme Court Of India
SC dismisses Sanjiv Bhatt's pleas for judge's recusal, additional evidence
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant permission to sacked Gujarat-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjiv Bhatt to produce additional evidence before the Gujarat High Court to back his appeal against his conviction in a 1990 custodial death case.
03 May 2023Bilkis Bano
Bilkis Bano case: Supreme Court decries bid to delay verdict
The Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure over the alleged attempts by the Bilkis Bano gang-rape convicts to avoid the bench hearing pleas against their remission.
21 Apr 2023Godhra
SC grants bail to 8 convicts in Godhra carnage case
The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to eight convicts in the 2002 Godhra train burning case, observing the period of their incarceration and their role in the crime.
21 Apr 2023Kapil Sibal
Celebrate or despair: Kapil Sibal on Naroda Gam case verdict
Rajya Sabha MP and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal criticized the Ahmedabad court's decision on Friday to acquit all the 67 accused in the two-decade-old Naroda Gam case.
18 Apr 2023Bilkis Bano
What SC said on convicts' parole in Bilkis Bano case
The Supreme Court on Tuesday commented on the early release of the 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case, saying that the Gujarat government should have considered the gravity of the offense before taking the decision, reported Times of India.
27 Mar 2023Bilkis Bano
Gujarat: Bilkis Bano gangrape convict shares stage with BJP leaders
One of the 11 Bilkis Bano gangrape case convicts, released prematurely last year, was seen sharing the stage with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including an MP and an MLA, on Sunday at a government program in Gujarat.
22 Mar 2023Supreme Court Of India
SC to form new bench to hear Bilkis Bano's plea
The Supreme Court (SC) announced on Wednesday that it would form a new bench to hear a plea challenging the premature release of 11 convicts who had gang-raped Bilkis Bano during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
02 Mar 2023Jawaharlal Nehru University
JNU to fine students for dharnas, cancel admissions for violence
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has come up with a new set of rules, under which it will impose a penalty of Rs. 20,000 on students holding dharnas.
14 Feb 2023Central Government
I-T Department conducts raids at BBC's Delhi, Mumbai offices: Report
The Income Tax Department has started conducting raids at the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) offices in Delhi and Mumbai, reported Economic Times.
03 Feb 2023Supreme Court Of India
SC seeks Centre's reply over appeals against banning BBC documentary
The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre following appeals challenging its move to ban the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
30 Jan 2023Supreme Court Of India
Modi documentary: SC to hear petitions challenging ban next week
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear petitions challenging the Centre's decision to ban the controversial BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi, titled India: The Modi Question, which delves into the 2002 Gujarat riots on February 6.
29 Jan 2023Narendra Modi
Amid BBC row, Modi warns against 'attempts to create divisions'
Amid the ongoing tow over the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the latter warned against "attempts to divide" India on Saturday and asserted that such efforts would not succeed.
28 Jan 2023Narendra Modi
BBC Modi documentary screenings: High-tension in top universities; many held
Tensions surrounding the controversial BBC documentary about PM Narendra Modi remain high across the country, with students at several universities attempting to screen it despite a ban.
26 Jan 2023Narendra Modi
Support free press: US after India bans BBC Modi documentary
Calling India's move to ban the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi a matter of press freedom, the US State Department on Wednesday emphasized the significance of democratic principles like freedom of expression.
25 Jan 2023Gujarat
2002 Gujarat riots: 22 accused of killing 17 Muslims acquitted
A Gujarat court acquitted 22 persons accused of killing 17 Muslims during the riots in 2002 due to a "lack of evidence," PTI reported.
24 Jan 2023Narendra Modi
BBC Modi documentary: Congress, CPI(M) wing announce screenings in Kerala
A fresh controversy around the BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi, titled India: The Modi Question, was triggered in Kerala after several political groups decided to screen the controversial documentary in the state.
24 Jan 2023United States of America
Not familiar with BBC's Modi documentary, but shared values: US
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said he was unaware of the controversial BBC docu-series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a press briefing on Monday.
23 Jan 2023BBC
BBC Modi documentary: Opposition slams 'censorship'; shares alternative documentary links
Tearing into the central government, Opposition leaders have slammed it over the removal of the BBC docu-series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi from YouTube and Twitter.
21 Jan 2023Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
India blocks videos, tweets of BBC documentary on PM Modi
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) directed to block of YouTube videos linked to the BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi, ANI reported quoting sources.
19 Jan 2023BBC
BBC documentary on PM Modi propaganda, continues colonial mindset: MEA
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday slammed the BBC documentary series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling it a propaganda piece furthering the colonial mindset which shouldn't be dignified with a response.
04 Jan 2023Supreme Court Of India
Pleas challenging release of Bilkis Bano's rapists adjourned to mid-February
The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the petitions challenging the remission to the 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case to mid-February.
19 Nov 2022Narendra Modi
On immunity to Saudi Crown Prince, US cites PM Modi
The United States (US) has cited Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi as an example while advancing immunity to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accused of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's assassination.
18 Oct 2022Bilkis Bano
Bilkis Bano case: Union minister Pralhad Joshi defends rapists' release
Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday defended the early release of convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case, saying it was done as per the rule of law.
02 Sep 2022Supreme Court Of India
SC grants Teesta Setalvad interim bail in Gujarat riots case
The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday granted interim bail to activist Teesta Setalvad in a case related to the 2002 Gujarat riots.
25 Aug 2022Supreme Court Of India
Teesta Setalvad bail: SC seeks Gujarat government's response by Saturday
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Gujarat government to file a reply to the bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad, who was arrested on June 25 for allegedly fabricating documents in the 2002 Gujarat riots case.
23 Aug 2022Supreme Court Of India
Bilkis Bano case: Mahua Moitra challenges convicts' release in SC
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra has moved the Supreme Court to challenge the release of the 11 men convicted in the Bilkis Bano rape case.
22 Aug 2022Gujarat
Bilkis Bano convicts received frequent parole while witnesses cited threats
Housewarming, son's wedding, mother's knee replacement surgery, etc. were reportedly some of the reasons cited by 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case for requesting parole (temporary bail) despite witnesses' complaints to authorities about threats from convicts receiving "frequent parole".
21 Aug 2022Gujarat
Bilkis Bano case: NHRC to discuss convicts' release on Monday
A weak after the release of 11 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to bring up the subject for "discussion" on Monday, The Sunday Express reported.
19 Aug 2022Supreme Court Of India
Revoke Bilkis Bano case convicts' release: 6,000 citizens urge SC
Over 6,000 citizens including bureaucrats, women and human rights' activists, historians and grassroots workers among others have urged the Supreme Court in a joint statement to revoke the early release of 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano case.
18 Aug 2022Gujarat
'Faith in justice shaken': Bilkis Bano on rape convicts' release
Two days after the release of 11 men, who had been convicted of raping her during the 2002 Gujarat riots, Bilkis Bano has broken her silence on the same with a heart-rending statement.
17 Aug 2022Supreme Court Of India
#NewsBytesExplainer: Who is Bilkis Bano, Gujarat riots survivor
Eleven men sentenced to life for the brutal gang-rape of Bilkis Bano in the wake of the 2002 Gujarat riots were released from jail on Monday.
16 Aug 2022Supreme Court Of India
Bilkis Bano gang-rape case life-term convicts released, welcomed with sweets
All 11 men sentenced to life for the brutal gang-rape of Bilkis Bano in the wake of the 2002 Gujarat riots were released from jail on Monday and welcomed with sweets.
30 Jul 2022Supreme Court Of India
Gujarat court rejects Teesta Setalvad, RB Sreekumar's bail pleas
An Ahmedabad sessions court denied bail to activist Teesta Setalvad and ex-Gujarat DGP RB Sreekumar in a case of evidence fabrication linked to the Gujarat riots on Saturday.
16 Jul 2022Narendra Modi
Teesta Setalvad, Ahmed Patel tried to topple Gujarat government: Police
The Gujarat Police has alleged that activist Teesta Setalvad was part of a "larger conspiracy" to depose the BJP administration in Gujarat during the 2002 riots at the behest of late Congress leader Ahmed Patel.
02 Jul 2022Supreme Court Of India
Teesta Setalvad, Sreekumar sent to 14-day judicial custody
Activist Teesta Setalvad and former DGP RB Sreekumar were sent to 14-day judicial custody by a magisterial court following the end of their police remand on Saturday.
29 Jun 2022Supreme Court Of India
Mohammed Zubair's arrest: Journalists shouldn't be jailed, says UN
In response to the arrest of journalist and co-founder of the fact-checking platform Alt News, Mohammed Zubair, the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday said, "Journalists should not be jailed for what they write, tweet and say."
27 Jun 2022Supreme Court Of India
Gujarat: SIT to probe conspiracy allegations against Teesta, two others
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) will investigate the allegations of forgery and conspiracy against former Gujarat DGP RB Sreekumar, former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, and activist Teesta Setalvad.
26 Jun 2022Supreme Court Of India
Gujarat riots: Meet Teesta Setalvad, the co-petitioner against PM Modi
Teesta Setalvad—a Mumbai-based journalist and activist is the secretary and founding trustee of the non-profit organization Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP)—which was founded after the 2002 Gujarat riots.
25 Jun 2022Supreme Court Of India
Modiji endured silently for 19 years: Shah on SC decision
Union Home Minister Amit Shah hailed the Supreme Court's decision in the 2002 Gujarat riots, which rejected a request for an investigation into a "larger conspiracy."
24 Jun 2022Supreme Court Of India
SC dismisses petition against clean chit to Modi in riots
A plea challenging the Special Investigation Team (SIT)'s clean chit to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others during the 2002 riots was dismissed by the Supreme Court on Friday.
16 Mar 2021Supreme Court Of India
Gujarat riots: SC to hear Jafri's plea on April 13
The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed for hearing on April 13 the plea of Zakia Jafri, wife of slain MP Ehsan Jafri, challenging the Special Investigation Team's (SIT's) clean chit to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots, saying it would not entertain any request of adjournment on the next date.
11 Dec 2019Narendra Modi
Gujarat riots: Nanavati-Mehta Commission gives clean chit to Modi government
The Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government has been given a clean chit in the 2002 Gujarat riots by the Justice Nanavati-Mehta Commission.
23 Apr 2019India
Provide Rs. 50L compensation to rape victim Bilkis Bano: SC
The Supreme Court directed the Gujarat government to pay compensation of Rs. 50 lakh to gangrape victim Bilkis Bano along with a government job and accommodation.
04 Mar 2019Vadodara
Railway coach burnt to recreate Godhra incident for Modi's biopic
On Sunday morning, a railway coach was set on fire in Vadodara to recreate 2002's Godhra train burning incident for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic, reports IE.
23 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
2002 Naroda Patiya case: SC grants bail to four convicts
The Supreme Court has granted bail to four convicts in the Naroda Patiya massacre case in Gujarat in which 97 people, most of them from a minority community, were killed by a mob during the 2002 riots in the state.
03 Dec 2018Supreme Court Of India
Gujarat riots: SC to hear plea against Modi in January
The Supreme Court today deferred till the third week of January the hearing on a plea filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots.
14 Oct 2018Gujarat
Ex-VP Hamid Ansari raises questions about 2002 Gujarat Riots
While releasing a book written by Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah, the man who had led the army response during the 2002 Gujarat riots, former Vice President Dr. Hamid Ansari raised questions about the civil administration and the police's failure to control the situation.
24 Sep 2018Narendra Modi
Assam: Book's content on Godhra 'misleading about PM', FIR registered
An FIR has been registered against a well-known publishing house in Assam and three authors for content in the reference book for Class 12 students of Political Science.
27 Aug 2018Gujarat
Godhra train-burning case: Two accused convicted, three others acquitted
A special court in Ahmedabad convicted two accused and acquitted three in the 2002 Godhra train burning incident, on Monday.
20 Apr 2018Gujarat
Naroda Patiya: HC acquits Maya Kodnani, upholds Babu Bajrangi's conviction
The Gujarat HC has acquitted former BJP minister Maya Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riots case, ruling it had found no criminal conspiracy and that none of the witnesses was reliable.
23 Oct 2017Supreme Court Of India
Officials manipulating evidence should be relieved: SC on Bilkis Bano
The SC has questioned the Gujarat government over action taken against officials who tampered with evidence in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case. It noted such cops and doctors shouldn't be in service.
09 Oct 2017India
Godhra train burning: HC commutes death sentence to 11 convicts
The Gujarat High Court has commuted the death sentence awarded to 11 convicts in the Godhra train burning case and reduced it to life imprisonment.
05 Oct 2017Narendra Modi
Godhra case: HC rejects Jafri's plea, upholds clean-chit to Modi
The Gujarat High Court (HC) has dismissed Zakia Jafri's plea and upheld the SIT closure report that gave PM Narendra Modi and 61 others a clean chit in the 2002 Godhra riots case.
18 Sep 2017Gujarat
2002 Gujarat riots: Amit Shah backs Maya Kodnani's alibi
BJP chief Amit Shah has backed the alibi of Maya Kodnani, a party leader accused in the Gujarat riots case, who says she wasn't present when 11 Muslims were killed in Naroda Gam of Ahmedabad.
30 May 2017Supreme Court Of India
Bilkis Bano case: SC refuses to stay IPS officer's conviction
The Supreme Court refused to stay the conviction of IPS officer R S Bhagora in the Bilkis Bano case, saying there was no urgency in hearing the matter as Bhagora had already served his sentence in the case.
09 May 2017Supreme Court Of India
Have faith in the judiciary, will keep fighting: Bilkis Bano
Fourteen years after her horrifying ordeal, as Bombay HC upheld life imprisonment of her 11 rapists, Bilkis Bano stresses, "I want justice, not revenge."