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

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Provide Rs. 50L compensation to rape victim Bilkis Bano: SC

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.

Railway coach burnt to recreate Godhra incident for Modi's biopic

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.

Ex-VP Hamid Ansari raises questions about 2002 Gujarat 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.

Assam: Book's content on Godhra 'misleading about PM', FIR registered

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.

Godhra train-burning case: Two accused convicted, three others acquitted

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.

After acquittal, Maya Kodnani says no bigger court than conscience

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.

Naroda Patiya: HC acquits Maya Kodnani, upholds Babu Bajrangi's conviction

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.

Officials manipulating evidence should be relieved: SC on Bilkis Bano

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.

Godhra train burning: HC commutes death sentence to 11 convicts

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.

Godhra case: HC rejects Jafri's plea, upholds clean-chit to Modi

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.

2002 Gujarat riots: Amit Shah backs Maya Kodnani's alibi

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.

Bilkis Bano case: SC refuses to stay IPS officer's conviction

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.

Ashish Khetan moves SC seeking protection after alleged death threats

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.

Have faith in the judiciary, will keep fighting: Bilkis Bano

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."

Bilkis Bano gangrape: Bombay HC upholds convictions

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.

Court acquits 28 accused in post-Godhra riots

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.

Decline in Communal Riots in BJP tenure: Naqvi

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.

Gujarat HC finds ten guilty in a post-Godhra riots case

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.

11 Gulbarg Massacre convicts awarded life imprisonment

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.

Gulbarg Massacre: Court convicts 24, acquits 36

3 Jun 2016

Gulbarg Massacre: Court convicts 24, acquits 36

A Special Court found 24 accused guilty in the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case.