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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/2002 Gujarat violence
The initial violence was instigated by Muslims having kidnapped three girls from the trains Thirty three towns of the state were severely affected and had to be placed under curfew at one point or another during this period.
The Gujarat state government and the police were criticized for failing to stop the violence, and in some cases participating in or encouraging it.
It further observed that "the violence in the State, which was initially claimed to have been brought under control in seventy two hours, persisted in varying degree for over two months, the toll in death and destruction rising with the passage of time despite the measures reportedly taken by the State Government".
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  2002 Gujarat violence - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
2002 Gujarat violence refers to a series of riots and other incidents of mob violence that occurred in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002.
The riots were triggered on February 27, 2002 by a fire on a passenger train that was passing through the town of Godhra.
As of February 2005, the factual dispute regarding the 2002 Godhra train fire and the subsequent riots is not close to resolution.
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 CalendarHome.com - 2002 Gujarat violence - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The initial violence was instigated by unsubstantiated rumours, endorsed by a senior VHP leader, of Muslims having kidnapped three Hindu girls during the Godhra train attack.
The upper house of the Indian parliament unanimously passed a resolution calling for federal intervention in Gujarat, after a similar censure motion in the lower house was defeated by about 100 votes.
After the violence, there was calls for Gujarat CM Narendra Modi to resign from the opposition Congress Party and even some parties supporting the BJP-led national Government, including the Trinamool Congress.
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 2002 Gujarat violence
Alternatively, it is believed that the 2002 riots arose after 58 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya were killed from a firebombing of the train carrying them by an alleged Muslim mob in Godhra.
There were also widespread, but unconfirmed reports to the effect that a Muslim girl was physically abused by a few people from inside the coach who tried to pull her inside the train.
In subsequent state elections in late 2002, the BJP was re-elected to government in Gujarat with a landslide victory.
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 Discouraging Dissent: Intimidation and Harassment of Witnesses, Human Rights Activists, and Lawyers Pursuing ...
In fact, given the active police participation in the 2002 riots, their failure to protect Muslims as they were attacked and killed in plain view, the lack of any admission of responsibility, or refusal to reform since, witnesses are reluctant to approach the Gujarat police for protection or trust them with information.
The climate of fear in Gujarat is so great that activists and witnesses are often reluctant to publicly discuss or even be privately interviewed about the threats they receive for fear of retribution from those who make the threats or their allies, including some in powerful positions in the state government or police.
The Gujarat government appears to be abusing its law enforcement powers to deter local activists by tying them up in lengthy legal proceedings.  If spurious charges are filed, it could take years for activists or witnesses to prove their innocence, meanwhile limiting their ability to participate in efforts at justice for the 2002 riots.
hrw.org /backgrounder/asia/india/gujarat/1.htm   (2497 words)

 countercurrents.org gujarat riots home page
Gujarat could be saved by a strong people's movement involving every segment of the marginalized sections of our society including Muslims and all those victims of Narendra Modi's rabid anti Dalit, anti tribal and anti farmer policies.
Gujarat is a society divided — where minorities are segregated and face social and economic boycotts.
The Gujarat High court has dismissed the very existence of the union government setting up the U.C.Banerjee committee and its findings into the death of 59 people who were burnt in the train on February 27, 2002.
www.countercurrents.org /gujarat.htm   (2701 words)

 Situation Reports: India: Earthquake - Jan 2001, ACT update India 01/2002: Gujarat earthquake
This violence, affecting most parts of the state, was triggered by an attack on a train (at Godhra on the border of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh) carrying Hindu activists back from Ayodhya, when 58 people were killed.
The violence spread to the villages and towns of Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Patan, Mehsana, Sabarkantha and Panchmahal districts in the north, Kheda, Anand and Baroda districts in central Gujarat.
Gujarat Evaluation: The first decision made by the ACT Co-ordinating Office, in consultation with the implementing partners, CASA, LWS India and UELCI, was to break off the Gujarat Evaluation which had just started with a briefing session in Geneva on 1 March 2002.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/ACOS-64DGPB?OpenDocument   (1174 words)

 2002 Gujarat violence - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
In February 2002, a sleeper coach in the train Sabarmati Express, coming from Faizabad and proceeding towards Ahmedabad caught fire a few minutes after it left the Godhra railway station on February 27, 2002, killing an estimated 58 people.
The coach that was ravaged in the fire was occupied predominantly by members and sympathisers of the Sangh Parivar, called Kar Sevaks who were returning after a pilgrimage to Ayodhya, a place in North India and the site of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janma Bhoomi dispute.
The incident was widely reported in the media and the most commonly circulated version was that this was an incident of sabotage and arson, aimed at the Hindus.
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 Current Focus: Gujarat Carnage - The Aftermath (Online Volunteers Collective)
A senior police officer on duty during the 2002 Gujarat violence claimed on Saturday before an inquiry commission that attempts were made by politicians to prevent him from discharging his duty.
The post-Godhra riots of 2002 may have brought international media attention to Gujarat but the state's history textbooks don't think the events are worth even a mention.
Justice is not being done in Gujarat and the state government is proactively responsible for this terrible breakdown.
www.onlinevolunteers.org /gujarat   (3478 words)

 2002 Gujarat violence
2002 by a fire on a passenger train that was passing through the town of Godhra.
2002 Godhra train fire and the subsequent riots is not close to resolution.
March 3, 2002 in the village of Ghodasar.
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 2002 Gujarat violence Information
The term 2002 Gujarat violence refers to the riots that took place in parts of Gujarat state in India from February 27, 2002.
BJP government in Gujarat cited this as the primary provocation or the "first use" of violence.
Sreekumar concluded that the violence was a planned massacre, with the consent of the State government[9][10].
www.bookrags.com /2002_Gujarat_violence   (2136 words)

 2002 Gujarat violence at AllExperts
The riots were triggered on February 27, 2002 by a fire on a passenger train, the Sabarmati Express, passing through the town of Godhra.
It was a conspiracy between the state and the central government that was responsible for the Gujarat violence." ([6]) Narayanan's views were consistent with reports by Rahul Bedi that the soldiers were held back by the government in the initial days of the pogram which gave the rioters a free hand.
Later, a key witness Zahira Sheikh asked for retrial of the accused outside Gujarat and said that she changed her statement in the court due to threat to her life by the Bharatiya Janata Party leader Madhu Srivastav.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/2002_Gujarat_violence.htm   (1350 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Human rights in India
Yatindra Bhatnagar, chief editor of "International Opinion", has criticized Human Rights Watch representatives and those of related organizations of having an anti-India bias with regards to their reports of communal riots in India between Hindus and Muslims, particularly in reference to the 2002 Gujarat violence.
Combatants Indian Muslims Indian Hindus Commanders Gujarati Muslims Gujarati Hindus Casualties 790 dead 254 dead The term 2002 Gujarat violence (reported by Luke Harding in an opinion-editorial of The Guardian as the Gujarat Genocide[1]) refers to the violent incidents that took place in the state of Gujarat in...
In addition, the reports on the Gujarat riots compiled by Human Rights Watch have been criticized by Arvin Bahl, a guest contributor to the "South Asia Analysis Group", as "one-sided" and "biased".
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Human-rights-in-India   (1901 words)

 2002 Gujarat violence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In February and March 2002, about 58 people (apparently mostly Hindus) died in a train fire in Godhra, Gujarat.
On February 27, 2002, the coach of the Sabarmati Express in which there were many kar sevaks (religious workers) was set on fire.
According to this report, the Sangh Parivar, in particular the BJP, the VHP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, encouraged, supported and participated in the pogrom.
www.usapedia.com /2/2002-gujarat-violence.html   (634 words)

 Best Bakery case Information
The Best Bakery case is the name used to refer to a case involving an incident which occurred on March 1, 2002, at a bakery (called Best Bakery) in Vadodara, India during the 2002 Gujarat violence in which 14 people were murdered, many of them burned to death.
In December, the Government of Gujarat admitted there were lapses on the part of the police in registering and recording the FIR in the case and on the part of the prosecution in recording the evidence of witnesses.
She stated that the judgment passed by the Gujarat court was correct.
www.bookrags.com /Best_Bakery_case   (766 words)

 CNN.com - Pakistan rejects 'lame excuse' over Gujarat violence - May 6, 2002
The violence began in late February when some 59 Hindu pilgrims were killed when a Muslim mob firebombed a train near the town of Godhra.
Gujarat is ruled by the BJP but calls for the dismissal of Chief Minister Narendra Modi have been rejected by the government saying it would not help curb the violence.
In Gujarat itself tensions remain high with a heavy police presence patrolling the streets of Ahmedabad, the main city in the state and scene of some of the worst violence.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/05/06/india.gujarat   (520 words)

In January 2004, the CBI began the reinvestigation of the rape of Bilkis Bano during the 2002 riots, and the murder of her relatives.
In January, the Charity Commissioner in Gujarat sent letters mainly to Christian faith-based charities asking for their financial statements from the preceding 10 years, claiming that he was acting at the behest of the Government of Gujarat.
In May, former Gujarat governor and senior BJP leader Sunder Singh Bhandari stated that the Narendra Modi government was at fault for delaying action against the rioters in 2002.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2005/51618.htm   (20023 words)

 Violence in Gujarat: Reports and analysis by PUCL
Gujarat is burning: A letter to the President by P.S. Appu, Rtd.
Horrifying violence in Gujarat condemned -Statement by Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry PUCL
Violence in Gujarat: Memorandum to the President, Prime Minister of India, NDA Allies, Leader of the Opposition Party, and Members of Parliament and the Human Rights' Commission By PUCL Baroda, 17 March 2002
www.pucl.org /gujarat-index.htm   (414 words)

 Onlinevolunteers.org - Gujarat Carnage: The Aftermath - Impact on Women
NEW DELHI: The International Initiative for Justice in Gujarat, a body consisting of several Indian women's groups and activists from abroad, have demanded that the state government restore to the Muslims their rights to life, security and survival as guaranteed by the Constitution.
But Gujarat police are routinely refusing to file charges against individuals accused of rape during the violence in late February and early March, because they say mob violence cannot be broken down into specific crimes.
She was a Hindu who in the eyes of the Hindu separatists currently ruling Gujarat had committed the cardinal sin of falling in love with a Muslim man. When the Sangh Parivar mobs came for him, she stood her ground long enough for him to flee.
www.onlinevolunteers.org /gujarat/women   (1806 words)

 2002_Gujarat_violence - The Wordbook Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
During the night of 1 March 2002, 14 people, including women and children, were killed.
Bilkis Yakoob Rasool was six month pregnant when, on March 3 2002, a mob attacked their house in Randhikpur village located in Dahod district and gang-raped her while killing 14 of her closest relatives.
In its Proceedings of 1 April 2002, the Commission had set out its Preliminary Comments and Recommendations on the situation and sent a Confidential Report of the team of the Commission that visited Gujarat from 19 March-22 March 2002 to Gujarat government and Central Home Ministry.
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 2002 Gujarat violence - InformationBlast
This incident was a precursor to a spate of widepsread communal violence in the state which lasted nearly three months.
The inquiry included gathering and analysis of 2094 oral and written testimonies, both individual and collective, from victim-survivors and also independent human rights groups, women's groups, NGOs and academics.
As of mid October 2003, about 80 people - all who identify themselves as Muslims - had been charged and arrested in relation to these incidents with the charge of conspiracy against the state.
www.informationblast.com /2002_Gujarat_violence.html   (1397 words)

In January 2005, the Gujarat Charity Commissioner sent letters mainly to Christian faith-based charities asking for their financial statements from the preceding ten years, claiming that he was acting at the behest of the Government of Gujarat.
The Government of Gujarat established the Nanavati-Shah judicial commission to investigate the train fire and the subsequent violence, but the supreme court stayed its report in May and by the end of the period covered by this report, the report had not been made public.
Despite incidents of violence and discrimination during the period covered by this report, relations between various religious groups generally were amicable among the substantial majority of citizens.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71440.htm   (18795 words)

 2002 Gujarat violence - meaning of word   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
For example, if the Gujarati language press or the English-language press in Gujarat present a partial or incomplete truth regarding political/religious conflict to one crore (10 million) people, your second sentence is extremely relevant.
The issue is not of 1 lakh or 1 crore audience, if you manage to stir one person into a negative feeling, that is enough violence generated to be multiplied on and on.'' ::::I have nothing to say regarding the flow of the article itself, or the points it presents.
On Gujarat, why don't you or some neutral person contact the person named in the chain email since his phone number is given there and you will see that I am right.
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 Excite UK - Regional - Asia - India - Gujarat - Society and Culture - Issues - Communal Violence 2002
Seeking justice, relief and rehabilitation for victim of violence in the Hindu-Muslim violence of 2002.
Report on state participation and complicity in communal violence in the state during February 2002.
Accounts of the communal violence of the first half of 2002, together with evidence of government instigation or tolerance of it.
www.excite.co.uk /directory/Regional/Asia/India/Gujarat/Society_and_Culture/Issues/Communal_Violence_2002   (141 words)

 SACW #2 | 21 March 2005 | Visa Denial to Modi and the 2002 Gujarat Pog
Modi and his state government for having aided and abetted the act of genocide of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, and it was the Supreme Court of India that had opined that the Modi government cannot be relied upon to bring about justice to the victims of the carnage.
There is nothing more insulting to the Indian nation than the pogroms that took place in Gujarat, and the fact that their main architect, Sh Narendra Modi, still continues to enjoy the powers and privileges of the Chief Minister in that state, while the Prime Minister of the country rushes to his defence.
The Gujarat violence was the worst bout of communal rioting in India since the disturbances that followed the destruction of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya in 1992.
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