15 years on, a look back at the 2002 Godhra riots

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Sabarmati Express - Coach S-6 of the Sabamati Express train that killed 58 people subsequently leading into Gujarat riots in 2002 . On February 28, 15 years have passed since a gale of violence engulfed 20 out of the 25 districts of Gujarat. (AP File Photo)

Sabarmati Express - Coach S-6 of the Sabamati Express train that killed 58 people subsequently leading into Gujarat riots in 2002 . On February 28, 15 years have passed since a gale of violence engulfed 20 out of the 25 districts of Gujarat. (AP File Photo)

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A relative of Godhra victims pray during the anniversary of Godhra carnage in Ahmedabad. More than 1,000 people, the large majority of who were from the minority Muslim community, were killed. (PTI FILE Photo)

A relative of Godhra victims pray during the anniversary of Godhra carnage in Ahmedabad. More than 1,000 people, the large majority of who were from the minority Muslim community, were killed. (PTI FILE Photo)

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Godhra railway station were coaches were burnt down killing 59 people on 27 February 2002. (Prasad Gori / HT FILE PHOTO)

Godhra railway station were coaches were burnt down killing 59 people on 27 February 2002. (Prasad Gori / HT FILE PHOTO)

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A man rides a bicycle in the deserted streets of Ahmedabad near Dilli Darwaza.Tens of thousands of homes and small business establishments — petty shops, wooden carts, autorickshaws, taxi jeeps, eateries and garages — were set aflame. (KAUSHIK RAMASWAMY / HT FILE PHOTO)

A man rides a bicycle in the deserted streets of Ahmedabad near Dilli Darwaza.Tens of thousands of homes and small business establishments — petty shops, wooden carts, autorickshaws, taxi jeeps, eateries and garages — were set aflame. (KAUSHIK RAMASWAMY / HT FILE PHOTO)

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A policeman (C) shoots on an angry mob at Millat Nagar in Ahmedabad on March 01, 2002 . (AFP FILE PHOTO)

A policeman (C) shoots on an angry mob at Millat Nagar in Ahmedabad on March 01, 2002 . (AFP FILE PHOTO)

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According to official sources 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus were killed, and as many as 100,000 Muslims and 40,000 Hindus were rendered homeless. (PTI File PHOTO)

According to official sources 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus were killed, and as many as 100,000 Muslims and 40,000 Hindus were rendered homeless. (PTI File PHOTO)

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In this picture taken 01 March 2002, an Indian policeman looks on as a row of shops burns in Ahmedabad. (AFP)

In this picture taken 01 March 2002, an Indian policeman looks on as a row of shops burns in Ahmedabad. (AFP)

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NGO protesting for justice being denied to the 2002 Gujarat riot victims at Girgaon chowpaty . (Hemant Padalkar / HT FILE PHOTO)

NGO protesting for justice being denied to the 2002 Gujarat riot victims at Girgaon chowpaty . (Hemant Padalkar / HT FILE PHOTO)

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