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Gujarat: Riots 2002

Jewellery-maker Shah Jahan Mollah confesses to being terrified during the 2002 Gujarat riots

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah leaves after appearing before a special sessions court in Ahmadabad. Shah was a defence witness for Maya Kodnani, an accused in the 2002 Naroda Gam riot case.

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BJP national President Amit Shah appears in court as a witness of Maya Kodnani in Naroda Gam case on 2002 Riots in Ahmedabad.

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Bilkis Bano, one of the survivors of the Gujarat riot victims, gestures during a press conference in Ahmadabad.

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Bilkis Bano, one of the survivors of the Gujarat riot victims, gestures during a press conference in New Delhi. Bano was gang-raped and seven of her relatives, including her three-year old daughter, were killed during religious riots that broke out in Gujarat in 2002. Last week, a Mumbai court upheld the conviction of 11 men to life in prison for the rape and murder in one of the worst incidents of religious rioting in Gujarat.

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Gujarat riots' victim Bilkis Bano addressing a press conference in New Delhi.

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A relative of a man convicted for the 2002 Gujarat riots cries after the court announced the lengths of the sentences in Ahmadabad.

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A person convicted on charges from the 2002 Gujarat riots, is brought to court for a sentencing hearing in Ahmadabad.

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Men accused of participating on 2002 riot case arrive at Ahmadabad's court, Gujarat.

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A relative of a person convicted in the charges from the 2002 Gujarat riots, cries after the verdict in a court in Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

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A woman consoles a relative of a person convicted in the charges from the 2002 Gujarat riots, at a court in Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

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A man waves to persons convicted in charges from the 2002 Gujarat riots as they leave the court in a police vehicle following their verdict in Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

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The launch of Rana Ayyub’s book on the Gujarat riots was a success (see Biblio). It gained extra piquancy with her charge that Tehelka magazine spiked her Gujarat stories citing political pressure. The charges were promply refuted.

Photograph by Jitender Gupta

A man walks inside his rented home at deserted Gulbarg society in Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

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Teesta Setalvad The Cause Has long been the hope of Gujarat riot victims: fought cases for Naroda Patiya, Sardarpura, Gulbarg Society The Effect Her organisation Citizens for Justice and Peace has pursued some 68 cases, which have led to 120 life sentences

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Special trial court judge Justice P B Desai visiting the Gulbarg Society in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Social activist Teesta Setalvad with Gujarat Roit victims at Gulbarg Society, a Muslim neighborhood in Chamanpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat on September 9, 2011.

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With them Dharna in Mumbai

Protesters burn vehicles in Ahmedabad, during 2002 Gujarat riots.

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Mukul Sinha, 63, IITian, union leader and rights lawyer known most for his work in fighting for post-Godhra riots victims as well as victims of fake encounter cases in Gujarat. Jan Sangharsh Manch lives on.

Rampage road Rioters had a free run for days after the Godhra carnage

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Lone flame A survivor lights a candle on the sixth anniversary

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A farce concluded Modi addresses the media after his SIT appearance

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A ruined life Zakia Jafri, widow of Ehsan Jafri with Teesta Setalvad

BJP Supporter's celebrate after a court rejected a petition seeking the prosecution of Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad. The court rejected the petition against BJP's prime ministerial candidate in the killing of a former lawmaker and other Muslims during 2002 riots in Gujarat.

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Zakia Jafri, wife of Ehsan Jafari cries during a media interaction as metropolitan magistrate rejected the petition and gave clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2002 Gulbarg society case, in Ahmedabad.

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Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley addresses the media at party headquarters on Thursday after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi gets clean chit in 2002 Gulbarg society case as metropolitan magistrate rejects Zakia Jafri's plea against SIT's clean chit.

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Rioting in the smoke-shrouded Ahmedabad streets

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“Whether Modi is in power or not, I am condemned to live with this sense of fear” Kutubuddin Ansari, 38, Riot victim

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Shweta Bhatt, wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt (R), after filing her nomination papers as a Congress candidate from Maninagar Assembly seat, in Ahmedabad.

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Shweta Bhatt, wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt (R), filing her nomination papers as a Congress candidate from Maninagar Assembly seat, in Ahmedabad.

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File photo: A local court today rejected a plea by Zakia Jaffrey for making public the Special Investigation Team report on the 2002 riots stating that the SIT had not yet submitted all the related material.

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TV Grab: Former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar filed his ninth affidavit before the Nanavati Commission, in which he claimed that Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the then Minister of State for Home Gordhan Zadafia among others were culpable under IPC section 166 in relation with the 2002 riots.

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A Bajrang Dal activist during the Gujarat riots, 2002

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Some of the 32 people convicted for their role in one episode of the Gujarat riots are escorted to prison in a police vehicle

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Members and supporters of VHP, participate in a silent protest to display their solidarity to convicted sent to prison in connection with Naroda Patiya riots, in Ahmadabad.

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Former Gujarat minister and a member of BJP Maya Kodnani is escorted by her husband on her arrival at a special court in Ahmadabad which sentenced her to 28 years of imprisonment for the Naroda Patiya riots case.

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A relative of an accused in the Naroda Patiya case cries outside a court in Ahmadabad which handed sentences to the accused.

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Relatives of an accused in the Naroda-Patiya case cry outside a court in Ahmadabad where the accused were handed sentences.

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Former Gujarat minister and a member of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Maya Kodnani, in a police vehicle, arrives at a special court. The special court will announce sentences for 32 people, including Kodnani, found guilty of charges ranging from murder to rioting for their part in deadly 2002 Gujarat riots.

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Former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi is escorted by policemen on his arrival at a special court in Ahmedabad. The special court will announce sentences for 32 people, including Bajrangi, found guilty of charges ranging from murder to rioting for their part in the 2002 riots.

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A convict consoles his son while being taken to prison after a court convicted 32 people on charges of conspiracy and murder in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case in which 97 people from the minority community were killed.

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A combo image, from left former minister in the Narendra Modi government, Maya Kodnani and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi at a special trial court in Ahmedabad for the judgment in the Naroda Patiya massacre case. Kodani and Bajrangi were among 32 people convicted by a special court on charges of conspiracy and murder in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case in which 97 people from the minority community were killed.

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Crying relatives of a convict after the verdict on Naroda Patiya massacre case by a special trial court in Ahmedabad. The court convicted 32 people in the case.

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Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi at a special trial court in Ahmedabad for the judgment in the Naroda Patiya massacre case that took place during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Bajrangi is among 32 people convicted by the court on charges of conspiracy and murder in the case.

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Relatives and friends of the accused in the Dipda Darwaja case wait for verdict outside a court in Mehsana, Gujarat. A special court awarded life imprisonment to 21 people and a year in jail to a retired police officer, while it acquitted 61 others in the post- Godhra Deepda Darwaza riots case in which 11 members of a family including nine women and children were mowed down.

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The Bombay HC acquits five, upholds life-term for four in Gujarat riots BEST BAKERY CASE, where a mob burnt 14 people alive. Pulls up police for “serious lapses”.

March 4, 2002

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A combo image shows, Naroda MLA Maya Kodnani and former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Babu Bajrangi, both accused in Naroda Patiya massacre case that took place during the 2002 Gujarat riots, arrive at a court in Ahmedabad, for the judgment in the case. The judgment has been deferred to August 29.

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Sitting judgement Chief R.K. Raghavan

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**FILE** Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an event in New Delhi in July 2011. A Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae has held that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi can be prosecuted under various sections of the IPC for “promoting enmity among different groups” during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

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Relatives gather around a police vehicle carrying convicts after the pronouncement of sentence in 2002 Ode village riots case by a court in Ahmedabad. The court awarded life imprisonment to nine people in the case, where three people of the minority community were burnt alive.

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Relatives of the convicted people gather outside a district court in Anand, 75 kilometer from Ahmedabad. A Gujarat court has sentenced 18 Hindus to life imprisonment for killing 23 Muslims during religious riots in Gujarat. More than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, died in communal violence that erupted after 60 Hindus were killed in a train fire. The Gujarat riots were one of the worst outbreaks of religious violence in India in the past few decades.

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Convicts wave to their families from inside a police vehicle as they are taken away after the pronouncement of sentence at a district court in Anand which sentenced 18 persons to life imprisonment and five others to 7 years in jail for burning alive 23 people at Ode village during the post-Godhra riots, holding that the offence did not fall in the 'rarest of rare' category.

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Police escort accused of Ode post Godhra riot case to sessions court at Anand. A designated court awarded life sentence to 18 people and handed out seven-year jail terms to five others in Gujarat riots 2002 case.

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There is jubilation in the BJP in response to Metropolitan magistrate M S Bhatt declaring that the Special Investigation Team appointed by the Supreme Court had found no prosecutable evidence against Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 57 others in the complaint filed against them by Zakia Jafri in the 2002 Gujarat riots. "No evidence against Narendra Modi says the SIT appointed by the Supreme Court. A big relief for us. Ten years of vilification campaign must stop," Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter

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Police escort accused persons at a Sessions Court in Anand during the court's verdict in the first post-Godhra riots case.

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Ten years on, 23 PEOPLE FOUND GUILTY IN THE ODE MASSACRE INCIDENT during the post-Godhra riots. Over two dozen people, including nine kids, died when a building was set ablaze by the accused.

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A young girl places a candle as her relatives pray at their residence in Ahmedabad. Hundreds of survivors of deadly religious riots gathered together to mark the 10th anniversary of the country's worst sectarian violence in recent years, as rights activists blasted the government for delaying justice.

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Suspended IPS officer from Gujarat Sanjeev Bhatt along with grandson of Mahatma Gandhi Tushar Gandhi addressing a press conference for the launch of 'Black Ribbon' campaign to mark 10th anniversary of 2002 Gujarat violence, in Mumbai.

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Feb 28, 2002 Nightmare on an Ahmedabad street

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Social activist Teesta Setalvad and other activists in Metropolitan Court in Ahmedabad after a hearing on their plea seeking access to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team(SIT) report on the probe into allegations of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's involvement in 2002 riots. The SIT opposed to share the report with activists.

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Convicted walk out of a court escorted by policemen to be taken to prison in Mehsana. A special court on Wednesday November 9, awarded life imprisonment to 31 convicted in a 2002 post-Godhra riot case in which 33 people of minority community were burnt alive at Sardarpura village of Gujarat's Mehsana district.

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Former Minister and BJP leader I. K. Jadeja arrives to appear before Justice Nanavati Commission for questioning in connection with Godhra communal riots in 2002, in Ahmedabad.

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A man hit IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt after a court appearance

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Supporters of suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt, protest against his arrest at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt coming out after appearing in Ahmedabad rural court.

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Suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt being produced in court in Ahmedabad. Bhatt, who accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of complicity in the 2002 post-Godhra riots, was sent to judicial custody after a court rejected the plea for police remand.

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File Photo: Senior IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt, holding the rank of a DIG, who has been locked in a public confrontation with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with 2002 Gujarat riots, was detained in connection with an FIR filed against him by a police constable.

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Voices of indignation Indians protest against the Gujarat riots outside the Indian consulate in New York in March 2002

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Goriben Masadbhai She was a witness to the carnage in Naroda Patiya and wonders whether Narendra Modi knows “the pain of seeing your children being roasted alive”.

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The husain Shaikhs Brothers Mohammed and Mehbla who returned after a year in relief camps to home in Naroda Patiya. The official death toll here was 120 deaths.

Jitender Gupta

Imtiaz Khan Pathan With son Ajaz Khan at their home in Gulberg Society. This is the complex where Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was killed, with all who’d sought refuge at his house.

Jitender Gupta

Saira Salim Sandhi Lost her entire family in the riots of 2002. Here she is seen at the charred remains of what was once her home in Gulberg Society, Ahmedabad.

Jitender Gupta

Activist Mallika Sarabhai being detained along with some Gujarat riots victims in Ahmedabad ahead of their planned protest against Chief Minister Narendra Modi's 'sadbhavana' fast.

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Muslims greet Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is on the second day of his Sadbhavana fast in Ahmedabad.

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The target is elsewhere Modi exults at the Supreme Court order as divine grace

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Sanjiv Bhatt

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File picture of Ahmedabad mob from 2002

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SIT chief R.K. Raghavan is heading the probe against the Gujarat CM

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Bright prospects? A file picture from the Gujarat riots of 2002

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Narendra Modi leaving the Gandhinagar SIT office after the interrogation on March 27, 2010

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Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan today shared dais with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who had appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with the 2002 riots case. They were attending a convocation function of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) in Gandhinagar, in Gujarat.

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That Dark Night Zakia Jafri and Teesta Setalvad visit her Gulbarg Society home in Feb ’10

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In control? SIT chief R.K. Raghavan

Ajit Solanki

Narendra Modi has dodged the courts for the last eight years

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