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. 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. 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”. 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 banks of Yamuna and Sabarmati remained calm. 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 … Zakia Jafri's husband Ehsan was among those killed. 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 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.. 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 HC also upheld life sentences given to 20 others by a special court that tried the case. 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 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). Avdhootnagar case 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. 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 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 … 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. While the high court order did not set a limit for the compensation, it tasked principal district judges with fixing the amount. 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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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. The legal battle began in 2003 with a petition in the high court by an organisation called Islamic Relief Committee, Gujarat (IRCG). 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. 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. India Tomorrow. 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. The trial court’s conviction, on 25 June 2007, had been reversed by the Gujarat high court on 29 August 2011. 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 state did its best with available resources to protect the lives of its people,” it said. The communal violence at Naroda was deemed “the largest single case of mass murder” during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Riots Break Out In Gujarat's Kutch During VHP's Procession To Collect Funds For Ram Mandir Riots broke out between people belonging to two communities in Gujarat's Kutch allegedly over a procession being taken out to collect funds for Ram Temple. The fast-track court had reserved its judgment in September last year. The court directed the government to collect the money spent on restoration from the persons found guilty of the destruction. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11 May 2018: Godhra riots: Gujarat HC gives verdict on Ode massacre . 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. Godhra riots: Gujarat HC gives verdict on Ode massacre. In the meantime, the state government accepted the recommendations of a committee it had set up. Following the Godhra carnage, Hindus and Muslims clashed across the state. 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, 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 Best Bakery case was one of the cases relating to 2002 Gujarat riots. However, communal tension remained for a few months. A fast track court in Gujarat is expected to pronounce.The first verdict in a 2002 Gujarat riots case. 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 Babri Masjid was demolished during a political rally which turned into a riot on 6 December 1992. The Gujarat riots deeply divided Hindus and Muslims living in the state . The accused appealed Gujarat High court. 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. Source: PTI. 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. 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. Background Allahabad High Court verdict. The state government scheme sets a limit of Rs 50,000 for each damaged structure, and certain conditions for eligibility. Bilkis Bano Verdict Is Giving Hope to Other Survivors of 2002 Gujarat 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.”. Among the most deadly instance of violence was the Gulberg Society massacre that caused the deaths of 68 people. The high court had been of the opinion that its order would not be in conflict with the provision of Article 27. 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. 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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. Supreme Court rejects Aadhaar review plea in 4:1 verdict Covid-19: States kick off awareness blitz to tackle vaccine hesitancy Starting 2021 in … 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 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, … 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. In October 2013, the government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and informed it that it had issued a notification on compensation, and that it was not implemented since the matter was pending. 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 said it needs to examine the SIT's closure report. 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. 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 convicts, charged with murder and rioting, were told they could leave jail if they stayed in Madhya Pradesh and did community service. 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