What really happened in Godhra?

What really happened in Godhra?

The Godhra Train Burning was an incident that occurred on the morning of 27 February 2002, in which 59 Hindu pilgrims and karsevaks returning from Ayodhya, were killed in a fire inside the Sabarmati Express train near the Godhra railway station in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Who was Gujarat home minister during 2002 riots?

Haren Pandya was the Home Minister of Gujarat in India.

When did Gujarat riots start?

February 27, 2002
2002 Gujarat riots/Start dates

Who was head of sit in 2002 Gujarat riots?

Former CBI Director R K Raghavan, who headed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the 2002 Gujarat riots, has alleged that “false charges” were levelled against him because he gave Narendra Modi, who was then Chief Minister of Gujarat, a clean chit.

What did Modi do after the Gujarat riots?

Mr. Modi wins a landslide re-election victoryin a referendum on his brand of politics and, some say, India’s character. By recasting his image as a business-friendly politician, Mr. Modi is now serving his fourth consecutive term as chief minister. Supreme Court Intervenes Investigations and prosecutions of those involved in the riots stall.

Who are the plaintiffs in the Gujarat riots case?

The suits, filed in 2004 by British nationals Shirin Dawood, Shamima Dawood and Imran Salim Dawood, who lost their kin during the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, were consolidated in 2017. Apart from Modi, 11 others, including then-state home minister Gordhan Zadaphia, were named in the suit, claiming Rs 20 crore as damages.

Who was the Prime Minister of Gujarat in 2002?

Timeline of the Riots in Modi’s Gujarat UPDATED August 19, 2015 For more than a decade, Indians have asked whether Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, could have slowed or stopped the bloody 2002 riots in Gujarat. Muslims make up about 14 percent of the Hindu-majority nation founded on a secular constitution.