The fast-track court had reserved its judgment in September last year. In the meantime, the state government accepted the recommendations of a committee it had set up. Bhatt had accused Gujarat govt and SIT of destroying records related to 2002 post-Godhra riots Gujarat riots: Supreme Court rejects sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s plea for SIT probe However, communal tension remained for a few months. Watch: Rare Gangetic dolphin beaten to death in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh, No breakthrough in fresh round of Centre-farmers' talks, next meeting on January 15, Copyright © 2021 Living Media India Limited. The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Special Investigation Team probing Modi's role in the riots to submit its final report before a trial court. 2002 Gujarat riots: SC sets aside high court order on compensation for damaged religious sites The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the Gujarat High Court order asking the state government to pay for the reconstruction and repair work of religious structures damaged during the 2002 post-Godhra riots. New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Gujarat government two weeks to pay gang-rape survivor Bilkis Bano Rs 50 lakh, a job and accommodation. Godhra verdict doesn't justify the riots: Moily Law Minister Veerappa Moily said the Gujarat court's judgement in the Godhra case does not justify the riots that followed the train burning incident. The Supreme Court set up a panel to investigate the riots in 2008, after allegations that the Gujarat government was doing little to bring those responsible to justice. “In the first case, the two-judge bench has opined that object of Article 27 is to maintain secularism and the said Article would be violated if the substantial part of entire income tax collected in India, or a substantial part of the entire central excise or the customs duties or sales tax, or a substantial part of any other tax collected in India, were to be utilised for promotion or maintenance of any particular religion or religious denomination…”, The Indian Express is now on Telegram. The HC also upheld life sentences given to 20 others by a special court that tried the case. 2002 Gujarat riots is a collective term used to describes incidents of communal violence that took place over a three-day period in early 2002 in Gujarat. New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered a local court in Gujarat not to pronounce its verdict on the alleged role of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots in the state. The court pronounced judgment on the role of over 90 people accused of conspiring and burning the S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express on February 27, … Godhra riots: Gujarat HC gives verdict on Ode massacre. “The state government, it is needless to mention, would be entitled to realise the amount to be spent for such repair from the persons who would be found actually guilty of destruction of those religious places by the competent criminal court in this regard.”. The Babri Masjid was demolished during a political rally which turned into a riot on 6 December 1992. “The said scheme has to be appreciated on the anvil of the directions issued in the Prafull Goradia and Archbishop Raphael Cheenath S V D cases,” the judgment reads. In its petition, the state challenged the inference that the properties were damaged due to “failure or inability or negligence on the part of the state”. Closure for Bilkis Bano, whose family suffered one of the worst episodes of violence in the 2002 Gujarat riots. An Indian court has convicted 24 people – 11 for murder – over a massacre during religious riots 14 years ago in Gujarat state, then led by the current prime minister, Narendra Modi. 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. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines. A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar said today that it will need to go study the SIT's closure report, which cleared Modi's name, thoroughly and so, will hear the matter on Monday. New Delhi, Jan 15— The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday again deferred hearing on a plea of Gujarat riots victim Zakia Jafri against the clean chit given by SIT to then chief minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi.The top court deferred the hearing for four weeks. The Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on a petition alleging deliberate inaction on the part of the Gujarat CM at the time of the Gulbarga society carnage during the 2002 riots. The apex court, however, said the trial court shall not pronounce its judgement in the case relating to the killing of former Congress MP Ehsan Jaffrey in which Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been questioned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). Share: Updated: Feb 25, 2015, 21:57 PM IST. Gloria Methri . The 2002 Gujarat riots, also known as the 2002 Gujarat violence and the Gujarat pogrom, was a three-day period of inter-communal violence in the western Indian state of Gujarat.The burning of a train in Godhra on 27 February 2002, which caused the deaths of 58 Hindu pilgrims karsevaks returning from Ayodhya, is cited as having instigated the violence. By being exposed as someone with an agenda, the court has also shown up the anti-Modi brigade. Setting aside this order and upholding the government’s scheme, the Supreme Court cited the verdicts in Prafull Goradia v Union of India (2012) and Archbishop Raphael Cheenath S V D vs State of Orissa (2009), and Article 27, and noted that a “substantial part of taxpayers’ money cannot be granted for repairing religious structures”. New Delhi: Refusing to reconsider its decision, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Gujarat gov... Bilkis Bano Case: Give Accommodation, Pay Compensation of Rs 50 Lakh to 2002 Riots … The high court had been of the opinion that its order would not be in conflict with the provision of Article 27. The Gujarat High Court order on the petition of late Congress MP Ahsan Jafri’s widow Zakia Jafri has said that one of the main pillars of allegations of a larger conspiracy in the 2002 post-Godhra riots has “crumbled” following the Supreme Court’s decision on former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt. Then CM Narendra Modi's role was also questioned, but the SIT later cleared his name. DURING the Gujarat riots of 2002, 567 places of worship, including 545 of Muslims, were damaged. The accused appealed Gujarat High court. Later, the final verdict came on 23 April 2019 as the Supreme Court ordered the Gujarat government to pay Bilkis Yakoob Rasool Bano ₹50 lakh as compensation, a government job and housing in the area of her choice. Disappointed with verdict, Naroda Patiya riot victims to move Supreme Court Some victims claim they saw former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani in the area where the riots broke out. 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. The court directed the government to collect the money spent on restoration from the persons found guilty of the destruction. It passed a resolution in 2013 to pay ex gratia assistance up to Rs 50,000 to all religious places damaged or destroyed during the riots — at par with assistance provided for damaged/destroyed houses — subject to certain conditions, including that the place should not be unauthorised or located in the middle of road, and that an FIR should have been lodged at the time of the incident. 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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today set aside the Gujarat High Court order asking the state government to pay for the reconstruction and repair work of religious structures damaged during the 2002 post-Godhra riots. The riots followed the burning of a coach of the Sabarmati Express at Godhra. Gujarat riots: verdict in UK nationals' killing case on Feb 27 A special trial court is likely to pronounce verdict this week in the case related to killing of three British nationals at Prantij town in Himmatnagar district during the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat. Delivering the verdict on Monday, a division bench of Justices Anant S Dave and GR Udhwani of the Gujarat high court said that it was upholding the conviction of the 11 but commuting their punishment to rigorous life imprisonment. DURING the Gujarat riots of 2002, 567 places of worship, including 545 of Muslims, were damaged. Article 27 says, “No person shall be compelled to pay any taxes, the proceeds of which are specifically appropriated in payment of expenses for the promotion or maintenance of any particular religion or religious denomination.”. New Delhi, Jan. 28, 2020: Fourteen people convicted of burning 23 Muslims alive during the 2002 Gujarat riots were granted interim bail today by the Supreme Court pending a decision on their request to scrap their conviction. The train was full of kar sevaks and the coach fire killed 59 people. I was found ‘inconvenient’ because I refused to buy the argument that the state administration connived with the rioters who were targeting the Muslim community. India News: The Gujarat high court (HC) on Monday reduced to 'life in prison' the death sentence given to 11 convicts in the 2002 Godhra train burning case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice PC Pant allowed the Gujarat government's appeal challenging the high court verdict that it should pay for … New Delhi, Jan. 28, 2020: Fourteen people convicted of burning 23 Muslims alive during the 2002 Gujarat riots were granted interim bail today by the Supreme Court pending a decision on their request to scrap their conviction. The original case in the Trial court had 61 accused. The fast-track court had reserved its judgment in September last year. It contended that if this principle were applied, the government was liable to pay compensation for the loss in view of “principles of public wrong”. The Supreme Court had stayed the trial in major Gujarat cases related to post Godhra riots of 2002 on petitions filed by the National Human Rights Commission and the Citizens for Justice and Peace, who sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and transfer of the cases outside Gujarat. The Gujarat verdict, news of which is eagerly awaited across communities in India, to be given by the special court of additional sessions judge P R Patel, will be the first among the nine 2002 Gujarat riots cases in which the Supreme Court had ordered further probe by a Special Investigation Team. An Indian court has convicted 24 people – 11 for murder – over a massacre during religious riots 14 years ago in Gujarat state, then led by the current prime minister, Narendra Modi. Senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, amicus curie appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate allegations of Narendra Modi’s complicity in the Gujarat riots… The Supreme Court on Monday directed a trial court to hear a petition by Zakia Jafri, widow of … The Gujarat government struggled to bring the situation under control and the Indian Army was ultimately deployed on the third day to bring peace. The final verdict in the 2002 Sardarpura village massacre is likely to … The Gujarat High Court in 2017, by when Modi had become prime minister, had upheld that clean chit. India Tomorrow. The Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its order on Zakia Jafri’s plea in the 2002 Gulberg housing society massacre today. The top court also ordered the Gujarat government to provide her a job. The worst of the violence took place in the three days after the Godra train fire. The high court appointed the state’s principal district judges as special officers for deciding the amount of compensation for restoration of the religious places in the respective districts. Jafri had challenged a lower court order upholding the special investigation team’s clean chit to the then chief minister Narendra Modi and others in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots. IRCG stressed the principle of res ipsa loquitor, which infers negligence on the ground that the incident concerned would not have happened without negligence. court to pronounce its verdict in the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, the Supreme Court Tuesday vacated its stay order. The banks of Yamuna and Sabarmati remained calm. The Supreme Court also gave the Gujarat government a month to let it know what steps it had taken against people said to be intimidating witnesses in the case. A Special Investigation Team, which investigated the riots, gave a clean chit to then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi. The legal battle began in 2003 with a petition in the high court by an organisation called Islamic Relief Committee, Gujarat (IRCG). The Spokesperson Minister and Finance Minister of Gujarat Government, Shri Nitin Patel; and Energy Minister, Shri Saurabh Patel; have welcomed the verdict of Metropolitan Court of Ahmedabad on 2002 riots. 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