September 26, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The American Justice Center on Thursday filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of anonymous survivors against India Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York for human rights abuses stemming from the religious riots in Gujarat in 2002. Modi was ...[read more]
November 9, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 9, 2011, a trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat convicted 31 people for crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. All those convicted were sentenced to life in prison and an additional fine. They were convicted of murder, arson and rioting. The rights broke out after ...[read more]
August 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
An Indian court in Ahmedabad, Gujarat's main city, on Wednesday convicted 32 individuals for their roles in the deaths of 95 people during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Among the convicted was Maya Kodnani, the minister of education and child welfare in the Gujarat government, who was arrested in 2009 ...[read more]
April 9, 2012
by Jamie Reese
A trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat on Monday convicted 23 people of crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The riots stemmed from anger over the death of 60 Hindus in a fire aboard a train. As a result of the casualties, riots broke out targeting Muslims who were blamed for ...[read more]
March 1, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On March 1, 2011, a special court in India sentenced 11 Muslims to death in connection with the Godhra train burning in 2002 that killed 59 Hindu nationalists and started the 2002 Gujarat riots. The special court was formed by the Supreme Court of India to hear cases arising from the riots in May ...[read more]
November 9, 2011
by Katherine Getty
A trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat on Wednesday convicted 31 people of crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The guilty were convicted of murder, arson and rioting while charges criminal conspiracy were dropped by the court. All 31 of the convicted were sentenced to life ...[read more]
March 1, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A special court in India sentenced 11 Muslims to death Tuesday in connection with the Godhra train burning in 2002 that killed 59 Hindu nationalists and started the 2002 Gujarat riots. Special judge PR Patel handed down death sentences for 11 of 31 convicted last week under the India Penal Code ...[read more]
May 1, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The Supreme Court of India on Friday ordered the formation of five special courts to hear cases stemming from the 2002 Gujarat riots. The court did not move the cases outside of Gujarat however, as the National Human Rights Commission had requested, instead ordering that the courts be set up in ...[read more]
March 9, 2006
by D. Wes Rist
Leading Tuesday's international brief, the Supreme Court of India has exercised a rarely used power and sentenced Zahira Sheikh for deliberately retracting her testimony concerning the arson of the Best Bakery in the state of Gujarat during riots anti-Muslim riots by Hindu civilians that resulte... ...[read more]
September 24, 2004
by Chris Buell
Human Rights Watch called on the Indian government Friday to offer protection for witnesses and lawyers involved in a trial of Hindu extremists accused of killing 12 Muslims in a 2002 riot. According to a report by the human rights group, witnesses and lawyers in the trial have been threatened, ...[read more]

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