Crime Against Humanity
Volume I An inquiry into the carnage in Gujarat
List of Incidents and Evidence
By Concerned Citizens Tribunal -Gujarat 2002
Incidents of Post-Godhra Violence
Three men were brutally killed in Rajkot, another prominent town in western Gujarat that has been historically free of communal violence. However, over the past four years a series of incidents have taken place.
At Rajkot, the Sunni Masjid Yateem Khana was completely gutted. Wakaner Morji Madrassa was demolished and a statue was built in its place, atop which a flag contin- ued to fly for several months. The Tribunal received unconfirmed reports of the gang rape of three Muslim girls.
Chief Minister Narendra Modi was elected from Rajkot, through a by-election held in February 2002, barely a week before the Godhra incident. Statements of witnesses placed before the Tribunal stated that during his election campaign the community of Dawoodi Vohras had contributed generously, in lakh of rupees, to his election fund. The Bohra community had felicitated him and wished his political career well. Young Muslim girls had fed him ice cream. These gestures were only repaid by the targeting and burning down of all the major Bohra owned factories in Rajkot, amounting to a staggering Rs. 300 crore
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