2002 Gujarat riots

2002 Gujarat riots News

‘Need to recognise that violence is not spontaneous but orchestrated', says sociologist Dr Raheel Dhattiwala

Dr Raheel Dhattiwala's upcoming book ‘Keeping the Peace: Spatial Differences in Hindu-Muslim Violence in Gujarat in 2002’ dwells on the mechanisms of peacekeeping during mass violence. In this interview, she explains how spatial layouts dictate patterns of violence.

Gujarat: As Congress gains ground, Godhra says not 2002, on its mind are jobs

This feeling of exclusion is hard to miss in Signal Falia, where more than a decade after the Sabarmati incident and the riots that followed, Muslims are open to talking, but do so mostly without giving their last names, like Hanifbhai.


It's not the Hindu who's in danger in this country, it's the Constitution: Kanhaiya Kumar

"Yeh log dangai hai (these people are rioters). When Modi was asked after 2002 Gujarat riots why he doesn't visit the relief camps, he had said what's the point in going to children-producing mine," Kanhaiya Kumar said.

2002 Gujarat riots: SC adjourns Zakia Jafri's plea against PM Modi's acquittal till January

Zakia Jafri has challenged an October 5, 2017 judgment of the Gujarat High Court which upheld the clean chit given to several politicians and senior bureaucrats by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in its closure report, citing lack of “prosecutable evidence” against them.

2002 riots: SC adjourns hearing on Zakia Jafri’s plea, next hearing on Nov 26

2002 Gujarat riots case: Zakia Jafri has challenged the clean chit given to Narendra Modi, then chief minister of Gujarat, by a SIT.

In new NCERT book, Gujarat anti-Muslim riots now called Gujarat riots

Changes have been incorporated in the last chapter of the textbook titled ‘Recent Developments in Indian Politics’ to tweak the nomenclature of the riots. So, the heading of the passage on the riots (on page 187) has been changed from ‘Anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat’ to just ‘Gujarat riots’.


‘We did everything to live in harmony, yet father was killed’

“There is no need to fear those who are spreading hatred. India is our homeland also,” she told the gathering comprising mostly Muslims.

2002 Gujarat riots: ‘Give land ownership to displaced survivors’, says Jignesh Mevani

Mevani was speaking at an event organised by Alpasankhyak Adhikar Manch, which had organised a gathering of those displaced during the riots, who are mostly from the Muslim community.

Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC asks Gujarat if departmental action taken against convicted cops

On March 3, 19-year-old Bilkis Bano along with her family were on their way, escaping a mob on a truck. Bilkis was five months pregnant and accompanying her were 17 other people in the truck, including her 2-year-old daughter.

Religion At State Expense

SC verdict in the Gujarat shrines compensation case raises important questions.