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  • Gujarat massacres probe to go ahead

    by Rumbold
    25th July, 2009 at 2:21 pm    

    This is good news:

    “A court in the Indian state of Gujarat has rejected a bid to delay a probe into the role of the chief minister in communal riots in 2002. More than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, died in the riots which began after 60 Hindus died in a fire on a train.”

    Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat and notorious Muslim-hater, has long been suspected of been involved in the 2002 massacres. He is currently banned from the US and UK.

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      New blog post: Gujarat massacres probe to go ahead

    1. munir — on 25th July, 2009 at 2:31 pm  

      Great news though dont expect those high up to actually get the justice they deserve. Shocking that no one has yet been punished for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots or Pakistani army chiefs having been indicted for their role in the 1971 genocide in Bangladesh.

    2. Edna Welthorpe — on 25th July, 2009 at 3:33 pm  

      The truly hideous fact is that business-friendly Gujerat is a prosperous state compared to dumps like Bihar and Orissa [we need not mention the small farmers of Stalinist-governed West Bengal chasing the TATA Nano plant away.]

      Punished? Have any of the Brits who participated in the hideous and quite unnecessary cruelty against the Kikuyu civilians during the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya been punished? Their identity is no secret.

      Ditto the officers and men of the Sri Lankan military who murdered schoolboys during the JVP period.

    3. Left Outside — on 25th July, 2009 at 6:44 pm  

      The list of bastard who need punishing is long and unfortunately there are people who will never face the justice they deserve.

      However, this is a piece of good news for the families of those involved. And anyone interested in seeing good governance in the sub continent.

    4. kenni — on 27th July, 2009 at 5:08 pm  

      Has anything ever come out of such commissions and probes when it comes to India and it’s corrupt judiciary? There have been so many probes in regards to the post 1984 anti Sikh Pogroms in Delhi against Jagdish Tytler and his ilk and regardless of the findings, no justice has ever ensued. High level Indian politicians are untouchable. At best some low level lackey will be set up as a scapegoat.

    5. Ajit Kumar — on 15th August, 2009 at 12:47 pm  

      Gujrat riots were started by burning of 57 kar sevaks.Kar sevaks had no directs links with terrorism-though I myself never supported contruction of Ram temple at Ayodhya and always opposed destruction of the mosque-BUT I cannot hear a word of criticism for Babar who brutally destroyed so many temples.

      The sad fact is riots in Gujrat were started by fanatic muslims by burning the kar sevaks.

      These fanatics are still roaming free and SOMEONE knows their whereabouts.

      When will justice be given to the victims of Gujrat riots which include a large number of muslims AND hindus.

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