“2002 riots were on large scale in terms of its geographical expanse and losses. But the Hindu organizations portrayed this as an incident of love jihad.” The incidents suggest that “the nature of communal violence has changed after the 2002 communal carnage”, the report claims, adding, While the 2002 riots “were on a large scale in terms of its geographical expanse and losses in terms of property and lives, subsequent riots are sub-radar on a smaller scale.” The recurrence of “small scale riots” has led to “rapid polarization of the society along religious lines”, it adds. However, “Post-2002 riots, places like Chhatral, Vadali, Khambhat, Himmatnagar, Idar, Kheda and Halwad are witnessing communal riots”, adding, “In 2019, out of total six incidents, five incidents took place in small towns, blocks and villages, including Khambhat, Kotda Gadi village of Sabarkantha district, Nandoliya village of of Kadi taluka, Dhunadara village of Kheda district." Apr 13, 2017, 11:45 AM IST Sixteen Years After 2002 Gujarat Riots, Victims in Rehabilitation Colonies Still Fear Displacement “Officials and politicians visit our colony before any … One holds no brief for Narendra Modi but most intellectuals have failed to highlight the fact that Gujarat has a history of Hindu-Muslim riots. Some people claim that even the 1987 Ahmedabad riots were worse than the 2002 riots in the state. In February 2002, four months after he first became the state’s chief minister, bloody communal clashes erupted. Find 2002 Gujarat Riots Case Latest News, Videos & Pictures on 2002 Gujarat Riots Case and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. It was men and events which triggered such conflicts, the last of such major riots being in the year 2002. The report asserts, “In a local college, one Muslim boy and Hindu girl were in a relationship. The background We all are aware of the terrifying Gujarat Riots in which 1044 people died and thousands others were injured. Muslims make up about 14 percent of … 2002 Gujarat riots probe: SC relieves SIT chief RK Raghavan. Advocacy, Human Rights, Justice, Kractivism, Law, Politics, Religion. And it is the same ghost which has become a major threat for him to even think about the Prime Ministerial post.Convincing the Muslim Community to ease themselves against him is the only way out. Riots 'expanded' to new rural areas post-2002 Gujarat carnage: Report. Fact: Gujarat riots of 2002 AD were much lesser as compared to Gujarat’s past riots of 1969 and 1985 AD. “When the procession reached near a mosque in the village, some members of the Muslim community in the locality asked the procession to stop the music and the burning of fire crackers. A bandh was called by Hindu organizations after a Hindu woman went to Ahmedabad with her parents for her mother’s medical treatment. File. “In July, a rally was organized by under the banner of Hindu Samaj which demanded that a missing Hindu woman who is a victim of love jihad be traced. Thereafter small-scale riots led to rapid polarization”It adds, “An agreement was signed whereby the boy would not return to village and an amount of Rs 35,000 would be paid as compensation to the girl's family as settlement amount. A blow-by-blow study of bloody communal violence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat has exploded the myth that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state has remained peaceful after the 2002 anti-Muslim pogrom under his watch. If anyone sees the English newspapers of those days, i.e. In 2017 and 2018 sporadic incidents and provocation continued to occur in Khambhat.”, According to the report, “The clashes in Khambhat were preceded by another communal riot on February 22, 2019. between 10 to 21 May 2002, no riots took place in Gujarat in those 10 days at all, and the Army left Gujarat on 21 May. “When the procession reached near a mosque in the village, some members of the Muslim community in the locality asked the procession to stop the music and the burning of fire crackers. But every politician has an Achilles’ Heel, and Modi’s is the Gujarat riots. Muslims threw out as many as 40,000 Hindus in Gujarat even after Godhra, just like they did … A maximum of 20 more deaths might have happened in Gujarat after that. Some people claim that even the 1987 Ahmedabad riots were worse than the 2002 riots in the state. The 2002 violence in Gujarat, Godhra and after was reported widely by the media, both Indian and Global. The mob targeted houses belonging to Muslims, one temple, one Masjid, Dargah, and five shops belonging to Muslims and one belonging to a Hindu, were set on fire. The incidents suggest that “the nature of communal violence has changed after the 2002 communal carnage”, the report claims, adding, While the 2002 riots “were on a large scale in terms of its geographical expanse and losses in terms of property and lives, subsequent riots are sub-radar on a … The nature of the violence, the role of the state government, and also of the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi were massively debated and discussed. Both left the village, but after some time the girl returned and a compromise was worked out. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. ... 11 for life, over the massacre of dozens of Muslims in Gujarat state in 2002, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister. Boards of "Welcome to Hindu Rashtra" in various places in Gujarat all signed by Bajrang Dal The mob targeted houses belonging to Muslims, one temple, one Masjid, Dargah, and five shops belonging to Muslims and one belonging to a Hindu, were set on fire. Thereafter small scale riots led to rapid polarizationIt adds, “An agreement was signed whereby the boy would not return to village and an amount of Rs 35,000 would be paid as compensation to the girl’s family as settlement amount. Many of these Hindus were Dalits who suffered heavily in the Gujarat riots. In 2019 alone, there were six incidents of communal clashes or riots in various rural areas or small towns in Gujarat which had been unaffected by the 2002 riots. This morphed into a riot where both the communities pelted stones at each other.” It adds, “The flames of this riot spread to Rana Chakla, Madai, Vansdavad areas of Khambhat. This led to stone pelting between, members of both the communities resulting into riots.”“In fact”, the report asserts, “So intense is the attempt to polarize communities along religious lines, that the state has imposed the Disturbed Areas Act in the town”, claiming, “This law in effect is strengthening the process of ghettoization on religious lines by disallowing sale of property to persons of other religious communities without the prior permission of the authorities.”, Then, the report says, in 2019, Gujarat witness two riots out of six because of love jihad. “After the post-Godhra riots, Gujarat became riot-free. A few days before February 23, an area called Bhavsarwad inhabited mostly by affluent Hindus was looted.” It adds, “This looting was seen as an opportunity for polarizing and also spreading hatred by dominant group, Hindu Jagran Manch, which organized a rally where aggressive slogans were raised. Bhatt, who accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of complicity in the 2002 post-Godhra riots, was sent to judicial custody after a court rejected the plea for police remand. Gujarat: Rape Case Anger Subsides, But Migrant Workers Cite Fears Of 2002 Riots To Delay Return The 2002 riots continue to haunt the state, despite the Gujarat … Due to this a big communal violence has prevented.” Then, there was an incident in Sehra town of Panchmahal district. However, “Post-2002 riots, places like Chhatral, Vadali, Khambhat, Himmatnagar, Idar, Kheda and Halwad are witnessing communal riots”, adding, “In 2019, out of total six incidents, five incidents took place in small towns, blocks and villages, including Khambhat, Kotda Gadi village of Sabarkantha district, Nandoliya village of of Kadi taluka, Dhunadara village of Kheda district.” Find Gujarat Riots 2002 Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Gujarat Riots 2002 and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. They were confronted by one Dhaval Barot a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) member, who threatened the couple.” Following this, “some boys beat up Dhaval Barot and he was injured. Kamayani Bali – Mahabal – A Kractivist with Multiple Personality Disorder ( MPD) which encompasses a clinical psychologist, journalist, lawyer and activist. between 10 to 21 May 2002, no riots took place in Gujarat in those 10 days at all, and the Army left Gujarat on 21 May. PTI Photo 70/88 The post-Godhra riots of 2002 in Gujarat were falsely projected as ones in which only Muslims suffered. Number: 59 Hindus burned alive in Sabarmati train attack and 254 killed in subsequent riots. Many contrasting views have been expressed worldwide about the topic. Learn how your comment data is processed. Gujarat Riots: HC Ruling Likely on Zakia Jafri's Plea Against Clean Chit to Modi. But the truth is of course, that even after Godhra, Muslims were equally on the offensive and attacked and killed Hindus. Tension began two days before due to arguments over a social media post over compensation to be given to the martyrs of the terror attack in Pulwama in February 2019. A maximum of 20 more deaths might have happened in Gujarat after that. The 2002 massacre of Hindus where a few coaches of the Sabarmati Express was set on fire by a Muslim mob was a planned violence against Hindu pilgrims who were returning from Ayodhya after a religious ritual. Prior to 2002, there were four riots in Ahmedabad with a toll of 912, and three riots in Surat and Vadodara with a toll of 197. Explore more on Gujarat 2002 Riots. And after 2002, there hasn’t been a single case of rioting." But after a few days, the couple fled the village again. Referring to 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, Rupani said that Modi had followed ‘Raj Dharma’ (ruler’s duty). Dated: 1/5/2021 1:43:37 PM. The riots began after 60 Hindu pilgrims died when a train carrying them was set on fire. In February 2020, the simmering tensions brewing in Khambhat culminated in the communal riots on February 23. After intervention by a civil society group in the issue, police provided protection to the monument. Gujarat for a long time had an unfortunate history of such riots, small or big. Last week, a … The same claim came up in Dholka, Ahmedabad.” “Tanka Masjid situated in Dholka was established in 1361.Some anti-social elements spread rumours and claims that the Masjid was earlier a temple and was forcefully occupied and built as a Masjid. “In July, a rally was organized by under the banner of Hindu Samaj which demanded that a missing Hindu woman who is a victim of love jihad be traced. How was the relation between Vajpayee and Narendra Modi after the 2002 Gujarat riots? 2002 riots: SC asks Gujarat to give compensation, job & accommodation to Bilkis Bano. Tension began two days before due to arguments over a social media post over compensation to be given to the martyrs of the terror attack in Pulwama in February 2019. Anti-social elements tried to visit the Masjid on August 29 and 30, 2019 to create tensions and to give message of occupying the same. After watching a particularly vile Delhi election campaign by the BJP in 2020, the Delhi riots were so much déjà vu, a replay of events in Gujarat… This event led to a confrontation and violence.”, In Mehsana district, communal tension was stoked by reports of “love jihad” spread through social and electronic media. Perhaps the Parcharak should explain the Surat riots which he organised. New Delhi: A civil court in Gujarat’s Prantij Saturday dropped the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from three suits seeking damages for three British nationals killed during the 2002 riots, when he was the state’s chief minister. India News: The Nanavati Commission has given a clean chit to the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi-led government in the 2002 riots in the state where over 1,000 pe Both left the village, but after some time the girl returned and a compromise was worked out. Earlier, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat, the bigger cities of Gujarat, witnessed major communal riots in 1946, 1969, 1981-82, 1985, 1990, 1992, 2002, and 2006.” However, “Post-2002 riots, places like Chhatral, Vadali, Khambhat, Himmatnagar, Idar, Kheda and Halwad are witnessing communal riots”, adding, “In 2019, out of total six incidents, five incidents took place in small towns, blocks and villages, including Khambhat, Kotda Gadi village of Sabarkantha district, Nandoliya village of of Kadi taluka, Dhunadara village of Kheda district." Four persons were injured in the clash – one belonged to Muslim community who was badly injured and three police personnel. The February 27, 2002 train burning incident in Godhra claimed the lives of 59 Hindus. None other than Times Now channel admitted in 2009 quoting from Agencies that 40,000 Hindus were also rendered homeless in the Gujarat riots, i.e. I interviewed him recently in his office in Gandhinagar, for a soon-to-be-published story in the international edition of TIME. Find Gujarat 2002 Riots Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Gujarat 2002 Riots and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. The original case in … Dated: 1/5/2021 1:43:37 PM. Dhaval Barot used this incident of so-called love jihad to defame the Muslim youth and claimed that he was protecting the Hindu women from jihadists. The post-Godhra riots of 2002 in Gujarat were falsely projected as ones in which only Muslims suffered. The media aided him and portraying Dhaval Barot as a victim, changed his name to Dhaval Brahmbhatt to protect his identity.”In another, following the Supreme Court order clearing the way for the construction of the Ram Mandir at the Babri Masjid site, “There were claims from different parts of the country of some mosques being built on the ruins of Hindu temples and attempts to reclaim the same. Prior to 2002, there were four riots in Ahmedabad with a toll of 912, and three riots in Surat and Vadodara with a toll of 197. Ten years after the 2002 anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat — one of the worst episodes of Hindu-Muslim violence in modern India — all eyes are on the man who led the state then and still leads it today, Narendra Modi. Vehicle burns after riots on a street in Ahmedabad on August 26, 2015. The slogans in the rally were exhorting Hindus to oust Muslims from the town.”, According to the report, “Khambhat has emerged as a site for communal riots since long. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In Kotda Gadi village in Sabarkantha district, a minor Adivasi girl and a Muslim boy were found to be in relationship for a long time. Cow vigilantes was also high. A bandh was called by Hindu organizations after a Hindu woman went to Ahmedabad with her parents for her mother's medical treatment. … After intervention by a civil society group in the issue, police provided protection to the monument. The massacre at Naroda occurred during the bandh (strike) called by Vishwa Hindu Parishad a day after the Godhra train burning. It was happened after Godhra train was burnt in 27th February, 2002. According to the report, “Khambhat, a coastal town in Anand district, has over the years emerged as a hotbed of communal conflicts. 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. Bano was gang-raped and seven of her relatives, including her three-year old daughter, were killed during religious riots that broke out in Gujarat in 2002. The report asserts, “In a local college, one Muslim boy and Hindu girl were in a relationship. It was an election topic for many assembly elections in Gujarat and a few general elections in India. Gujarat's chief minister deliberately allowed anti-Muslim riots in 2002, which left more than 1,000 people dead, India's Supreme Court hears. Pointing out that this new trend has become strong particularly after 2014, when Narendra Modi took over the reins of power in Delhi, the report says, “Also, the theatre of violence has changed from urban Gujarat to rural Gujarat. By Rajiv Shah. Anti-social elements tried to visit the Masjid on August 29 and 30, 2019 to create tensions and to give message of occupying the same. Many of these Hindus were Dalits who suffered heavily in the Gujarat riots. The media aided him and portraying Dhaval Barot as a victim, changed his name to Dhaval Brahmbhatt to protect his identity.”In another, following the Supreme Court order clearing the way for the construction of the Ram Mandir at the Babri Masjid site, “There were claims from different parts of the country of some mosques being built on the ruins of Hindu temples and attempts to reclaim the same. Four persons were injured in the clash – one belonged to Muslim community who was badly injured and three police personnel. Sixteen Years After 2002 Gujarat Riots, Victims in Rehabilitation Colonies Still Fear Displacement “Officials and politicians visit our colony before any election. The communal violence at Naroda was deemed “the largest single case of mass murder” during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Dhaval Barot used this incident of so called love jihad to defame the Muslim youth and claimed that he was protecting the Hindu women from jihadists. People forget the Surat riot where Modi as a RSS Paracharak was alleged to be the mastermind along with his partner Amit Shah. In Kotda Gadi village in Sabarkantha district, a minor Adivasi girl and a Muslim boy were found to be in relationship for a long time. Ehsan Jafri was among the 68 people killed at Gulberg Society on February 28, 2002, a day after the S-6 Coach of the Sabarmati Express was burnt at Godhra killing 59 people and triggering riots in Gujarat. One holds no brief for Narendra Modi but most intellectuals have failed to highlight the fact that Gujarat has a history of Hindu-Muslim riots. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the Gujarat government as to why it has not given the compensation, job and accommodation to Bilkis despite the apex court's April 23 order. Following this, “some boys beat up Dhaval Barot and he was injured. Khambhat BJP leader and former MLA, Sanjay Patel and Khambhat city unit head of BJP, PinakinBrahmbhatt, allegedly raised religious slogans. The nature of the violence, the role of the state government, and also of … The ghost of 2002 Gujarat riots has haunted Modi since a decade now. 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Guj riots: SC fixes Apr 14 for hearing Zakia Jafri's plea against SIT's clean chit to Modi. Zakia Jafri is the widow of Ehsan Jafri, a former Congress MP, who was among 68 people killed when a mob set his house in Gulberg Society on fire on February 28, 2002, a day after the Godhra train burning incident. Two groups clashed in the Teen Darwaza area of Khambhat over a social media post on Pulwama attack. New Delhi: A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde has granted bail to all 14 convicts in the Sardarpura post-Godhra riots case in which 33 Muslims were burnt alive in 2002. The death toll in Gujarat riots … British national Sameema Dawood sought damages from Modi for three family members killed in the 2002 … How India's 2002 Gujarat riots unfolded. The incidents suggest that “the nature of communal violence has changed after the 2002 communal carnage”, the report claims, adding, While the 2002 riots “were on a large scale in terms of its geographical expanse and losses in terms of property and lives, subsequent riots are sub-radar on a smaller scale.”Buniyaad, a Gujarat-based civil society organization, engaged in monitoring of communal violence in the state, in a new report, “Peaceful Gujarat: An Illusion or Truth?” has said that a “new trend” has come about in communal violence in the state, where the parts of Gujarat which didn't see communal riots in 2002 are experiencing “regular bouts” of communal violence. At 9 am on 28 February 2002, a day after the 2002 Gujarat riots had begun, a mob shouting slogans gathered outside the Gulbarg Society in the Hindu-dominated Chamanpura area of Ahmedabad. Explore more on 2002 Gujarat Riots Case. In Gujarat, Anti-Muslim Legacy Of 2002 Riots Still Looms Indian writer Zahir Janmohamed was in Gujarat, India, during the 2002 riots that left more than … This event led to a confrontation and violence.” In Mehsana district, communal tension was stoked by reports of “love jihad” spread through social and electronic media. By Rajiv Shah. Gujarat Riots: Court Orders Removal of PM Modi's Name From Civil Suit Seeking Damages. Earlier, major cities like Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara had witnessed major communal riots in 1946, 1969,1981-82, 1985, 1990, 1992, 2002 and 2006. Year: 2002. Now that he has whitewashed himself from the Gujarat 2002 riots. And the 2002 riots were again […] A few days before February 23, an area called Bhavsarwad inhabited mostly by affluent Hindus was looted.”, It adds, “This looting was seen as an opportunity for polarizing and also spreading hatred by dominant group, Hindu Jagran Manch, which organized a rally where aggressive slogans were raised. The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed RK Raghavan, who was heading the apex court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe 2002 Gujarat riots cases, to be relieved from the duty of heading the team. Post Gujarat Riots Case - The Gujarat Files - Gujarat Riots Case - Bashira bibi Sheikh, 50 lost her husband in the Sardarpura riots. Due to this a big communal violence has prevented.”Then, there was an incident in Sehra town of Panchmahal district. And after 2002, there hasn’t been a single case of rioting." September 30, 2019 2:02 pm. 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