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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Even as the RSS leader admired Hitler’s crimes against Jews, he also favored Jews forcibly occupying Palestine
Law enforcement in Gujarat left no stone unturned to ensure Bhatt was incarcerated. That deviates significantly from the norm.
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 […]
An excerpt from Harsh Mander’s book, ‘Between Memory and Forgetting’ that revisits the communal violence in Gujarat in 2002.
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.
Statements by the last two prosecution witnesses are a reminder that skeletons in the cupboard can make a lot of noise
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.
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
Mapping the violence Sixteen of Gujarat’s 24 districts were engulfed in the most organised armed mob attacks on Muslims between February 28 and March 2, 2002, when most of the attacks were concentrated. Rampaging mobs were at it until mid-March. In some parts of Ahmedabad and Mehsana they are still on the loose.(Another three districts […]