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Asaduddin Owaisi's party put up an impressive show in Gujarat civic polls.(PTI)

AIMIM prevents BJP from returning to power in Gujarat’s 2002 epicentre Godhra

By Darshan Desai, Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 07:50 AM IST
  • The BJP won 18 seats in the 44-member Godhra Municipality, yet it could not return to power since AIMIM decided to a back a group of 17 winning independents.
Flower petals scattered by the relatives of Godhra riots victims pictured at the doorsteps of a train carriage, that was set on fire in 2002, during the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of Godhra riots at Godhra.(File photo: Reuters)
Flower petals scattered by the relatives of Godhra riots victims pictured at the doorsteps of a train carriage, that was set on fire in 2002, during the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of Godhra riots at Godhra.(File photo: Reuters)

6 post-Godhra riot convicts reach Indore for social service

Indore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2020 10:33 PM IST
Vijay Patel (51), Suryakant Patel (50), Dharmesh Patel (41), Jayendra Kumar Patel (64), Dilip Patel (65) and Praveen Patel (61) have reached Indore as per the SC order after completing bail formalities.
The abrogation of Article 370 is criticised but little concern is shown for iniquities that sheltered under the benign term, for example, the ethnic cleansing of Pandits, discrimination against Dalits, corruption, and the blight of dynastism(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The abrogation of Article 370 is criticised but little concern is shown for iniquities that sheltered under the benign term, for example, the ethnic cleansing of Pandits, discrimination against Dalits, corruption, and the blight of dynastism(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

The US Left and Indian democracy | Analysis

By Rahul Sagar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 06:29 AM IST
Its charge of majoritarianism does not take into account legitimate democratic processes
Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah too referred to the video while attacking the ruling BJP in Karnataka and accusing it of inciting violence for political gains. (Photo @CTRavi_BJP)
Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah too referred to the video while attacking the ruling BJP in Karnataka and accusing it of inciting violence for political gains. (Photo @CTRavi_BJP)

Karnataka minister reminds of ‘Godhra-like’ situation amid CAA protests

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 07:06 AM IST
Ravi, the tourism minister, purportedly made the statement while responding to a question by reporters supposedly on Wednesday regarding Congress MLA U T Khader’s recent statement that Karnataka will “blow up in cinders” if the Citizenship Amendment Act is implemented.
Ashok Parmar’s pictures, brandishing a rod, came to symbolise the rage and defiance of the mobs which went on a rampage after the Godhra train burning incident.(HT image)
Ashok Parmar’s pictures, brandishing a rod, came to symbolise the rage and defiance of the mobs which went on a rampage after the Godhra train burning incident.(HT image)

`Ekta Chappal Shop’ brings together two faces of 2002 Gujarat riots

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 07:08 PM IST
The picture of Ansari, showing pain, helplessness and despair of riot victims, became another defining image of the riots, among the most horrific episode of communal violence in India.
Bathinda,India-May08,2019:Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh during campaign in Zira district Firozepur.Photo by Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)
Bathinda,India-May08,2019:Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh during campaign in Zira district Firozepur.Photo by Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)

What if someone links Modi with Godhra, asks Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 11:12 AM IST
It was wrong of Modi to connect Rajiv Gandhi with the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, Amarinder Singh told reporters in Chandigarh.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Friday expressed shock and disagreement over Congress leader Sam Pitroda’s remarks on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.Photo by Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Friday expressed shock and disagreement over Congress leader Sam Pitroda’s remarks on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.Photo by Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times.

‘Shocking’: Amarinder Singh on Sam Pitroda’s 1984 riots remark

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 08:29 PM IST
Taking strong exception to the Prime Minister’s attempt to link Rajiv Gandhi with the 1984 riots, the CM drew a comparison with the Godhra massacre, which took place under the latter’s chief ministership in Gujarat.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley during a press conference in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Finance minister Arun Jaitley during a press conference in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Three fake campaigns of ‘compulsive contrarians’ busted in a single day: Jaitley

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 09:46 PM IST
In a blog titled ‘Three Fake Campaigns Busted in a Single Day’, Union minister Arun Jaitley said that Nirav Modi started cheating the public sector banks in 2011.
A special court on Wednesday sentenced Yakub Gani Pataliya, an accused in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case — to life imprisonment .(AFP File Photo)
A special court on Wednesday sentenced Yakub Gani Pataliya, an accused in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case — to life imprisonment .(AFP File Photo)

Special court in Gujarat sentences accused in Godhra train carnage case to life imprisonment

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 12:07 AM IST
With his sentence, a total of 32 accused in the case have been awarded life imprisonment and 11 convicts were given death penalty. Sixty-three accused have been acquitted in the case by the special investigation team (SIT) court while accepting the conspiracy theory behind the train carnage.
A damaged coach, used for mock drills by the Railways, was provided by the authorities to recreate the burning of S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express, for the documentary.(Reuters File Photo)
A damaged coach, used for mock drills by the Railways, was provided by the authorities to recreate the burning of S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express, for the documentary.(Reuters File Photo)

No bogie set afire to recreate 2002 train burning for documentary: Railways

Vadodara | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 06:05 PM IST
A damaged coach, used for mock drills by the Railways, was provided by the authorities to recreate the burning of S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express, for the documentary.
Dom Moraes and Sarayu Srivatsa.(Madhu Kapparath)
Dom Moraes and Sarayu Srivatsa.(Madhu Kapparath)

Review: Under Something of a Cloud and Where Some Things Are Remembered by Dom Moraes

Hindustan Times | By CP Surendran
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 05:54 PM IST
Two collections of Dom Moraes’ writing, Under Something of a Cloud and Where Some Things Are Remembered, explore landscapes and people and reintroduce the reader to his unmistakeable, unflinching, ironic, haunting voice
59 passengers — mostly(AP/File Photo)
59 passengers — mostly(AP/File Photo)

Gujarat announces Rs 5 lakh each for families of 2002 Godhra train carnage

Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2019 11:41 PM IST
The Gujarat government on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the 2002 Godhra train carnage. The decision comes more than a year after the Gujarat high court delivered its order in the case, drawing criticism from the Opposition.
The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would hear after four weeks a plea by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit by the SIT to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would hear after four weeks a plea by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit by the SIT to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots.(HT Photo)

SC to hear after 4 weeks Zakia Jafri’s plea against clean chit to PM Modi in Gujarat riots

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 12:37 PM IST
Zakia, the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who was killed in one of the worst incidents during the riots, has challenged the Gujarat High Court’s October 5, 2017, order rejecting her plea against the SIT’s decision.
A truck driver died after he rammed a manned level crossing between Godhra and Ratlam and hit Trivandrum Rajdhani train on Thursday.(ANI photo)
A truck driver died after he rammed a manned level crossing between Godhra and Ratlam and hit Trivandrum Rajdhani train on Thursday.(ANI photo)

Truck hits Trivandrum Rajdhani, two coaches derail, one dead

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:41 AM IST
The truck driver died after he rammed into a manned level crossing between Godhra and Ratlam and hit Trivandrum Rajdhani train on Thursday.
The Sabarmati Express train burns after being set on fire by a mob in Godhra on February 27, 2002.(AP file photo)
The Sabarmati Express train burns after being set on fire by a mob in Godhra on February 27, 2002.(AP file photo)

Gujarat court sends two men to life in prison for Godhra train killings

Ahmedabad, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 04:46 PM IST
Judge HC Vora convicted Farooq Bhana and Imran after the prosecution proved they were the conspirators in the burning of S6 coach that led to the death of 59 passengers, mostly Hindu devotees returning from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
The NCERT chapter in Class 12 political science book mentions that violence after the Godhra train burning incident left 1,100 people dead, and then PM AB Vajpayee had asked Gujarat’s Narendra Modi government to follow “Raj Dharma”.(PTI)
The NCERT chapter in Class 12 political science book mentions that violence after the Godhra train burning incident left 1,100 people dead, and then PM AB Vajpayee had asked Gujarat’s Narendra Modi government to follow “Raj Dharma”.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh govt seeks ‘correction’ of NCERT chapter on BJP, Godhra riots, PM Modi

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 07:39 AM IST
The chapter describes the BJP as a party which promotes the agenda of Hindutva. It also touches on the 2002 Godhra riots, and mentions then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s famous “follow the Raj Dharma” advice to the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government.
Police fired teargas shells to control the mob. Six people sustained injuries when people pelted stones during the clash.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Police fired teargas shells to control the mob. Six people sustained injuries when people pelted stones during the clash.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)

Six injured after communal clash breaks out over road dispute in Gujarat’s Godhra

Press Trust of India, Godhra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 03:40 PM IST
The clash followed an argument that broke out over a motorbike parked on the road. Police fired teargas shells to break up the crowd.
Policemen escort men charged for involvement in the 2002 riots at Ode village into the district court in Anand, Gujarat.(AP File Photo)
Policemen escort men charged for involvement in the 2002 riots at Ode village into the district court in Anand, Gujarat.(AP File Photo)

Gujarat HC upholds life term for 14 accused, acquits four others in 2002 Ode riots case

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Twenty-three Muslims were burnt alive in Ode on March 1, 2002, two days after the Sabarmati train carnage at Godhra railway station where 58 kar sevaks or religious volunteers were killed.
Policemen escort men charged for involvement in the 2002 riots at Ode village into the district court in Anand, Gujarat.(AP File Photo)
Policemen escort men charged for involvement in the 2002 riots at Ode village into the district court in Anand, Gujarat.(AP File Photo)

2002 Gujarat riots: HC verdict in Ode case likely today

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2018 11:12 AM IST
The Gujarat high court is likely to give its verdict in the Ode massacre case, in which 23 people were burnt alive in the town in Anand district during the communal riots in the state in 2002.
Maya Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years in jail by a SIT court in 2012. She was out on bail from July 2014.(AP File Photo)
Maya Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years in jail by a SIT court in 2012. She was out on bail from July 2014.(AP File Photo)

It was God’s way of testing me, says Maya Kodnani after acquittal in Naroda Patiya case

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 11:12 PM IST
Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, a gynaecologist by profession, was accused and convicted of inciting violence during the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre by a SIT court. However, the Gujarat high court gave her the benefit of doubt and acquitted her on Friday.
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