Articles about 2002 Gujarat Riots
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
16 Mar 2021
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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.
22 Apr 2018
After acquittal, Maya Kodnani says no bigger court than conscience
Former Gujarat Minister Maya Kodnani, who was acquitted Friday in the Naroda Patiya massacre case that killed 97 people, said it was God's way of testing her.
20 Apr 2018
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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.
25 May 2017
Ashish Khetan moves SC seeking protection after alleged death threats
AAP leader Ashish Khetan, vice chairman of Delhi's Dialogue and Development Commission, has moved the Supreme Court seeking police protection after he allegedly received death threats from a "right-wing" organization.
09 May 2017
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."
04 May 2017
Bilkis Bano gangrape: Bombay HC upholds convictions
The Bombay High Court upheld the convictions of 11 individuals in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case. However, the court rejected the CBI appeal to give the death sentence to three of the accused.
03 Feb 2017
Court acquits 28 accused in post-Godhra riots
28 people accused of arson, rioting and damaging property of minorities post Godhra train burning in February 2002, were acquitted by a Gandhinagar court.
20 Sep 2016
Censor Board refuses to clear documentary on Coca Cola
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refused to clear a documentary titled 'Charlie and the Coca Cola Factory' on the grounds that the film was "misleading and [had] political motive".
27 Aug 2016
Decline in Communal Riots in BJP tenure: Naqvi
Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on 26th August, 2016, conveyed a decline of 200% in communal riots since 2014, when the BJP rose to power.
23 Jul 2016
Gujarat HC finds ten guilty in a post-Godhra riots case
Reversing a trial court's verdict of acquitting 27 accused in a post-Godhra riots case, Gujarat High Court held ten of them guilty of murder in Mehsana district's Meda Adraj.
17 Jun 2016
11 Gulbarg Massacre convicts awarded life imprisonment
Ruling out capital punishment, a special court in Ahmedabad sentenced 11 people found guilty of murder in Gulbarg massacre, to life imprisonment.
3 Jun 2016
Gulbarg Massacre: Court convicts 24, acquits 36
A Special Court found 24 accused guilty in the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case.