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2002 Gulberg Society Massacre: HC admits 12 petitions by 16 convicts, SIT awaits govt nod
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Twenty-four accused were found guilty by the special court in June this year for killing 69 people at Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

D G Vanzara, first Muslim DGP to launch NGO to help terror victims
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Retired Major General G D Bakshi will be the guest of honour while retired Justice B J Shethna will be the special guest.

‘Lost hut to 2002 riots, now son to gau rakshaks’
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Mohammed Ayyub, 29, was beaten up, allegedly by a group of cow vigilantes, on September 12 night, on the eve of Bakr Eid.

Una flogging chargesheet: Accused went on night patrol, terrorised people, says CID
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Probe showed that NGO activists conspired to thrash members of Dalit community found skinning dead cow

Doctor, ward boy arrested for allegedly raping dengue patient in Apollo ICU in Gandhinagar
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Police said that the doctor is originally from Sindh province in Pakistan who is in Ahmedabad on a long term visa.

In Dalit flogging, Una police fudged facts, looked other way: Chargesheet
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The CID also arrested four policemen, including former police inspector of the Una police station, for negligence, wrong reporting and taking a case that wasn’t in their jurisdiction.

Over security, synagogue moves Gujarat High Court against ‘residential scheme’
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Jews say builder violated agreement on building’s height, police cancel NOC.

In Dalit flogging, Una police fudged facts, looked other way: Chargesheet
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The CID also arrested four policemen, including former police inspector of the Una police station, for negligence, wrong reporting and taking a case that wasn’t in their jurisdiction.

In village of Una attack accused, upper castes angry, Dalits afraid
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The families of the 11 accused youths, all in their twenties and belonging to various upper castes, had a very different version when The Indian Express met them in Samter on August 28.

Plight of girl inmates at Odhav children home: Panel report to Gujarat HC bares govt apathy
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

The report reveals that there is no basic facilities provided to the inmates and the authorities have been violating provisions of Gujarat Juvenile Justice (care and protection of children) Rules.

Hawala, IPL betting cases: ‘ED officials took bribe for not arresting accused’
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

The CBI said: “The modus operandi explained above confirms the information shared by the IB with the ED.”

Gujarat: Six days after abduction, Patan Medical College doctor rescued from Mehsana village
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The motive for Mehta's abduction was ransom​.​

SIT files chargesheet against Godhra train carnage ‘mastermind’
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

After his name surfaced in the case, he had fled Godhra and remained absconding for 14 years. He had settled in a Mumbai slum and worked as a small-time property dealer.

Gujarat government forms SIT to probe Thangadh Dalit killings
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Minister of State for Home Pradipsinh Jadeja confirmed the announcement but refuted that the government was under any pressure.

Gulberg Society massacre: SIT seeks death penalty for 11 who got life term
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

The SIT has not challenged the acquittal of retired deputy superintendent of police K G Erda, who was also acquitted for want of evidence.

100 odd Muslims participated in Dalit Asmita Mahasammelan, raised Dalit-Muslim unity slogans
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

There were about 100 odd Muslims wearing skull caps who participated in the event and raised “Dalit-Muslim”unity slogans.

Dalits attacked at Samter village after Una rally; 20 held, six detained
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Police had first resorted to lathicharge to disperse the rioters and then lobbed teargas shells.

Police fire in air hours after Gujarat Dalit rally in Una
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

At least four police personnel and four others were injured in clashes at the village, about 10 km from Mota Samadhiyala where seven Dalits were flogged by a mob for skinning a dead cow on July 11.

Eviction notice to Ishrat probe officer: Govt regularised Verma’s stay, later ‘backtracked’
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Verma has withdrawn plea challenging the eviction notice from the High Court and will now move CAT

Dalit Asmita Yatra: Crowds brave rain, new leaders take centrestage
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Among marchers, many from UP, Bihar, Haryana, Tamil Nadu

Una flogging: Days after show of unity, Dalit outfits go separate ways
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

While two of these organisations have announced protest marches at different times this month, a third group, Gujarat Lok Samiti, has deferred its plan to bring out a rally on August 11.

Gujarat High Court quashes government ordinance on 10% quota for EWS
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The court says ordinance on 10pc quota for economically weaker sections is illegal; govt seeks time to appeal in Supreme Court

2002 post-Godhra riots: 11 get life term for killing a man, daughter in Mehsana
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The bench said that the sentences should run concurrently and not consecutively and ordered the convicts to surrender in 10 weeks.

Gujarat HC dismisses PIL challenging elevation of DGP PP Pandey
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

The petition was moved by ex-DGP Julio Ribeiro questioning the legality of promotion and appointment of PP Pandey as in-charge DGP.

Godhra Riots: Gujarat HC sentences seven guilty of killing three Muslims to life imprisonment
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

The bench also confirmed sentencing of two others, Bhopa Bharwad and Bachu Thakor, to life imprisonment. With this, nine of the 10 accused have been given life imprisonment in this case.

Minister sees Kairana, man says society wants him out for being Dalit
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

The members of the posh Shri Dahyabhai Park Society, located in Ahmedabad’s Shah-e-Alam area, however, claim that the owner, Manu Dabhi, is just a front and that his Muslim employer is using him to get a toe-hold in the society.

2002 Godhra carnage: Another Key accused held from Malegaon
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

A total of 94 people were charged by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team which probed the case.

Kandla Port Trust irregularities: Gujarat HC notice to govt ovr plea challenging no probe against port’s ex-vigilance chief
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

The petition challenged a lower court order, which held that prior sanction from the government is required before lodging an FIR against an IPS officer under section 156 (3) of the code of criminal procedure (CrPC).

Post-Godhra riots: 7 held guilty of murder by HC, 3 of them were acquitted by trial court
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The case relates to the killing of three members from the minority community in Viramgam on February 28, 2002, when a mob had turned violent following the Godhra train carnage.

Gujarat HC panel pulls up Adani Group over damage to mangroves
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

This is the third such committee in the past six years that has established large-scale environmental damage in the region, known for its mangrove forests.

Meet the life convicts in the 2002 Gulberg Society massacre case
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Indian Express goes to Ahmedabad’s Chamanpura, next door to Gulberg Society, and meet the families of the 11 convicts who have been sentenced to life for the murders of 69 persons, including former MP Ahsan Jafri, in the society in 2002.

Court says of Gulberg massacre victim Jafri: His firing angered mob, made them kill
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Court blames riot victim Jafri: ‘his firing was catalyst, infuriated mob’

No larger conspiracy behind 2002 Godhra riots: SIT court
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Zakia Jafri, wife of Congress MP Ahsan Jafri who was killed in the Gulberg violence, had filed a complaint alleging such a conspiracy and accused the then chief minister Narendra Modi and others of orchestrating the riots.

Gulbarg Society massacre verdict: ‘Mob dragged out Ahsan Jafri, burnt him alive’
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Special judge P B Desai gave observations on all the Gulberg society massacre convicts given life imprisonment

Gulberg Society massacre: Court sentences 11 persons convicted of murder to life in prison
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Gulberg massacre "darkest phase of civil society" the court said.

Verdict reserved on PIL against Pandey: ‘Irregularities in appointment of DGP characteristic of present govt’
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

The petition has questioned the legality of promotion and appointment of Pandey, who is chargesheeted in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.