Delhi Riots: Is the Centre Importing the ‘Gujarat Model’ to Subvert Prosecution?

Secret recordings made after the Godhra riots showed that members of the Sangh parivar were appointed as special public prosecutors and helped ‘settle’ many cases in which Hindus were accused. A violent mob during the riots in North East Delhi on February 24, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui   It’s curious to see the Central government […]

How Gujarat ‘Model of Hate’ Is Unraveling In Its Cradle?

AHMEDABAD, FEBRUARY 4—Gujarat, which is quite often known as the laboratory of Hindutva, is the home turf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Ever since it came to power at the Centre, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has propagated the ‘Gujarat Model’ that it intends to […]

2002 Gujarat riots: SC grants bail to 14 convicts in Sardarpura massacre case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to 14 convicts in the Sardarpura village massacre case where 33 people were burnt alive during the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. A Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde granted bail to the 14 convicts who have been sentenced to life imprisonment and asked them to do […]

To those crying for help, Gujarat police said: ‘We have no orders to save you’

State Participation and Complicity in Communal Violence in Gujarat Summary of the report on Gujarat Violence by Human Rights Watch in May 2002. A Hindu mob faces off with a Muslim mob during during Gujarat’s 2002 riots. Photo: AFP Thirty-eight-year-old Mehboob Mansoori lost eighteen family members in the massacre of Muslims in the neighborhood of […]

Muslims abandoned Congress in UP but had no option in Gujarat: Study

Around 15% of India’s population, Muslims were considered traditional voters of the Indian National Congress (INC) since Partition in 1947. But the failure of the Indian National Congress to stop the demolition of Babri mosque in 1992 and the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 pushed Muslims to look for other options. This is […]

Gujarat 2002: Judges legitimized Hindu supremacy instead of dispensing justice

Even as the RSS leader admired Hitler’s crimes against Jews, he also favored Jews forcibly occupying Palestine

The false case against Sanjiv Bhatt: A timeline

Law enforcement in Gujarat left no stone unturned to ensure Bhatt was incarcerated. That deviates significantly from the norm.

17 years on, Gujarat massacre of Muslims still polarizes Indian politics

Shakeela Bano, a witness who lost her family in the 2002 massacre of Muslims in India’s western state of Gujarat, poses during an interview with EFE on Apr.19, 2019. EFE/Noemí Jabo Shakeela Bano’s family was charred to death in front of her eyes by a blood-thirsty mob of Hindus during the infamous anti-Muslim 2002 Gujarat […]

‘Clean chit’ to Narendra Modi did not absolve him in Gujarat 2002

An excerpt from Harsh Mander’s book, ‘Between Memory and Forgetting’ that revisits the communal violence in Gujarat in 2002.

Sohrabuddin fake encounter: How the Supreme Court ordered CBI inquiry

The Supreme Court had to directly intervene and transfer the case to the CBI because it was convinced that the Gujarat police was impeding the investigation.

Astounding depositions in the final days of the Sohrabuddin trial

Statements by the last two prosecution witnesses are a reminder that skeletons in the cupboard can make a lot of noise

Amit Shah among main conspirators in Sohrabuddin fake encounters, chief investigating officer tells CBI court

During his deposition before the special court CIO Sandeep Tamgade said he did not have any documented evidence to prove his claim in the charge sheet filed by him.

A ‘normal’ anomaly: Displacement due to communal violence in Gujarat

The fleeing of lakhs of Muslims from their homes in Gujarat during the 2002 violence and their subsequent relocation in “resettlement colonies” or in places of Muslim concentration has been termed migration by the state and displacement by human rights organizations. This article revisits the events of that year to examine the displacement/migration question