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Chief Minister of Gujarat under investigation for massacre of more than a thousand Muslims
The Supreme Court sets up a commission to verify the responsibility of Narendra Modi in the violence against the Islamic minority in 2002. A polemical reaction from the Bharatiya Janata Party, which considers the governor of Gujarat a candidate for Indian prime minister. The Chief Minister, a leading figure of the new party, accuses: "it is a conspiracy of the Congress party to put me behind bars."
Gujarat violence brings back spectre of 2002 massacres
For three days now, in Vadodara, clashes between Muslims and police have raged after the demolition of a sacred place; six people have been killed. VHP Hindu extremists are fanning the flames. The bishop and human rights activists have condemned the local authorities, the forces of order and fundamentalists.
Authorities to re-open 1,600 Gujarat massacre cases
More than 40 police officers are to be investigated and the local government must report investigation findings every three months. In addition to the violence, an even greater shameful aspect of the tragedy was "police involvement and government paralysis," says John Dayal.
After seven years, courts can rule on Godhra massacre
The Supreme Court clears the way for Gujarat courts to rule on the 2002 train fire, which set of bloody communal violence that left more than 2,000 people dead.
US Commission for Religious Freedom to visit Orissa and Gujarat
Secretary General of the Indian Bishops Conference hopes the visit will contribute to “accelerating the path of justice for the Christians of Kandhamal”. “The Church does not want revenge”, but peace and reconciliation.
Landmark judgement leads to convictions in Gujarat massacre case
Christian human rights activists react favourably to the verdict of the court that retried cases from the 2002 sectarian clashes between Hindus and Muslims. In the Best Bakery case, 9 of the 21 suspects, who had been acquitted in 2004, were sentenced to life in prison.
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