In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court directed the Gujarat government to pay Bano Rs.50 lakhs in compensation, give her a job and a house of … 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. Senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, amicus curie appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate allegations of Narendra Modi’s complicity in the Gujarat riots… A Special Investigation Team, which investigated the riots, gave a clean chit to then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi. The Supreme Court ruled that until its decision of Zakia Jafri's petition is not announced, the Gujarat court should not give its verdict. The Supreme Court on Monday directed a trial court to hear a petition by Zakia Jafri, widow of … The train was full of kar sevaks and the coach fire killed 59 people. The high court verdict, on the other hand, said it was the government’s duty to restore all the damaged places of worship to their original position, and asked it to collect the amount from those found guilty of the destruction. 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). 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Representatives of the victims say they are pleased with the decision of the court. The plea was filed by Zakia Jafri, the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who was killed in one of the worst incidents of violence that took place during the 2002 Gujarat riots. 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 … Share: Updated: Feb 25, 2015, 21:57 PM IST. The legal battle began in 2003 with a petition in the high court by an organisation called Islamic Relief Committee, Gujarat (IRCG). The trial court’s conviction, on 25 June 2007, had been reversed by the Gujarat high court on 29 August 2011. Supreme Court decision exposes Sanjiv Bhatt's 'unclean hands', anti-Modi brigade loses another pawn The Supreme Court has finally demolished Sanjiv Bhatt, on whose testimony the whole case of Narendra Modi's alleged role in the Gujarat riots rested. In August 2012, the special SIT court in its judgement found 32 guilty and acquitted 29. Zakia Jafri's husband Ehsan was among those killed. Following the Godhra carnage, Hindus and Muslims clashed across the state. 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 Supreme Court today said that it would hear a plea challenging the clean chit given to Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots next Monday, November 19. Gujarat Riots Case: High Court Verdict Likely Today on Zakia Jafri's Plea Against Clean Chit to PM Narendra Modi. 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. 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, … The Babri Masjid was demolished during a political rally which turned into a riot on 6 December 1992. 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 Gujarat government struggled to bring the situation under control and the Indian Army was ultimately deployed on the third day to bring peace. “…There was inadequate endeavour on the part of the state government in effectively handling the situation resulting in destruction of more than 500 places of religious worship throughout the state belonging only to the one religious community, we are left with no other alternative, but to conclude that it is the duty of the state government to restore all those religious places, irrespective of the religion, to its original position as it existed at the time of destruction,” it ruled. 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. Asserting that the Supreme Court’s verdict had upheld the SIT report that dismissed charges against PM Modi and others, he stated, “Fortunately, the apex court stood by me and backed me to the hilt. In 2012, the high court ruled that it was the government’s duty to restore the damaged places of worship. The convicts, charged with murder and rioting, were told they could leave jail if they stayed in Madhya Pradesh and did community service. The Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its order on Zakia Jafri’s plea in the 2002 Gulberg housing society massacre today. 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. The Supreme Court ruled that until its decision of Zakia Jafri's petition is not announced, the Gujarat court should not give its verdict. While the high court order did not set a limit for the compensation, it tasked principal district judges with fixing the amount. The original case in the Trial court had 61 accused. The chief minister of India's Gujarat state will not have to appear before a panel investigating deadly riots there in 2002, a court rules. Supreme Court rejects review plea repair of shrines damaged in Gujarat riots - The SC has dismissed a plea seeking review of its August last year judgement which had set aside the Gujarat HC's 2012 verdict asking the state government to grant compensation for restoration of religious places damaged during the 2002 post-Godhra riots. New Delhi: 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. “The state has not failed in fulfilling its constitutional obligation of protecting the liberty and dignity of all its people. 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”. 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. 2002 Gujarat riots and 1984 Sikh riots are different: Kanhaiya Kumar JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday compared the alleged onslaught on varsities with Gujarat riots alleging both of them were carried out "with support" from state machinery even as he stressed that there is a fundamental difference between "emergency" and "fascism". PTI August 29, 2017 16:41:25 IST New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside … However, communal tension remained for a few months. 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.”. 11 May 2018: Godhra riots: Gujarat HC gives verdict on Ode massacre . The Gujarat riots deeply divided Hindus and Muslims living in the state . New Delhi: 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. “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 HC also upheld life sentences given to 20 others by a special court that tried the case. 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”. 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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. Upholding the government scheme, the Supreme Court ruled that a “substantial part of taxpayers’ money cannot be granted for repairing religious structures” under Article 27, which prohibits promotion or maintenance of any particular religion or religious denomination. 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 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. “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. 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 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. The Supreme Court today affirmed the conviction of 10 out of 12 people convicted for murdering former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya in 2003 dismissing the review petitions filed by the 10 convicts against the July 5 judgement.. Following reports of the National Human Rights Commission on the state government’s alleged failure to protect life and properties, IRCG filed its petition seeking compensation for “restoration of the damaged, desecrated and destroyed places of worship”. The Supreme Court has lifted the stay on pronouncement of verdicts in eight of the nine Godhra and post-Godhra riot cases of 2002, taking into consideration the … Gujarat's chief minister deliberately allowed anti-Muslim riots in 2002, which left more than 1,000 people dead, India's Supreme Court hears. The convicts, charged with murder and rioting, were told they could leave jail if they stayed in Madhya Pradesh and did community service. 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 … The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till November 26 the hearing on a plea by Zakia Jafri, wife of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, challenging the decision of a Gujarat court to accept the report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that gave a clean chit to leaders including the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 post-Godhra riots. The magistrate has to decide whether the Special Investigation Team's closure report is to be … 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. 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The worst of the violence took place in the three days after the Godra train fire. 2002 Gujarat riots and 1984 Sikh riots are different: Kanhaiya Kumar JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday compared the alleged onslaught on varsities with Gujarat riots alleging both of them were carried out "with support" from state machinery even as he stressed that there is a fundamental difference between "emergency" and "fascism". 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. The top court also ordered the Gujarat government to provide her a job. 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. ICRG, for its part, filed an affidavit stating that the principal judges, as directed by the high court, had arrived at the conclusion that the “quantum of compensation, payment up to Rs 50,000 only as against the quantified quantum, would be travesty of justice”. The high court had been of the opinion that its order would not be in conflict with the provision of Article 27. After a 14-year legal battle on the compensation to be paid, the Supreme Court last week upheld a state government compensation scheme while setting aside a Gujarat High Court order, which too had held the state liable to pay compensation. 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. The Gulbarg society court verdict didn't ignite the passions in Gujarat and in Delhi as was otherwise anticipated. Among the most deadly instance of violence was the Gulberg Society massacre that caused the deaths of 68 people. Closure for Bilkis Bano, whose family suffered one of the worst episodes of violence in the 2002 Gujarat riots. SC had ordered the same six months ago and the state government had promised to do the needful but sought to renege from its promise on Monday. 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. Fresh round of Centre-farmers' talks fail to yield any result, what's next? 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: 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 Best Bakery case was one of the cases relating to 2002 Gujarat riots. Following the riots, allegations were made that the Gujarat state machinery had either failed or turned a blind eye to the violence in the state. सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने हाई कोर्ट के फैसले को निरस्त करते हुए 2002 दंगों में गुजरात सरकार को बड़ी राहत दी है। Avdhootnagar case Gujarat riots: 'SC verdict a temporary relief for Modi'. The accused appealed Gujarat High court. Godhra riots: Gujarat HC gives verdict on Ode massacre. court to pronounce its verdict in the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, the Supreme Court Tuesday vacated its stay order. In its July verdict, the bench had restored the conviction and sentenced the 12 accused in former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya murder case in 2003. 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. Written By. 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. 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. 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. After a 14-year legal battle on the compensation to be paid, the Supreme Court last week upheld a state government compensation scheme while setting aside a Gujarat High Court order, which too had held the state liable to pay compensation. IRCG stressed the principle of res ipsa loquitor, which infers negligence on the ground that the incident concerned would not have happened without negligence. 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. 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. Background Allahabad High Court verdict. Source: PTI. DURING the Gujarat riots of 2002, 567 places of worship, including 545 of Muslims, were damaged. 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. 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. 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. Zakia Jafri filed a petition challenging the Gujarat High Court order. A division bench of the Gujarat High Court acquitted three and reinforced the verdict handed by a special court to 19 others in the Ode massacre case where 23 Muslims were burnt alive during the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002. For all the latest Explained News, download Indian Express App. The state did its best with available resources to protect the lives of its people,” it said. 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. A fast track court in Gujarat is expected to pronounce.The first verdict in a 2002 Gujarat riots case. The state government scheme sets a limit of Rs 50,000 for each damaged structure, and certain conditions for eligibility. 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. “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. “Much water has flown, as discussed at length, and one of the main pillars of the Protest Petition of Sanjiv … 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. 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