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Compensation to  Gujarat Riot Victims


Public Meeting

Fatwa on Terrorism issued by Mufti Fuzail-ur-Rahman Hilal Usmani
(Pronounced in person at a Public Meeting, “Citizens Against Terror”, organized by Citizens for Justice and Peace, Muslims for Secular Democracy and others in Mumbai on July 27, 2006).

Text of Fatwa: Hindi | Urdu | Marathi | Gujarati

Message from Sajjadanashin Of
Hazrat Khwaja Saheb,
Ajmer Shari

Press Coverage of Meeting

Statement of Condemnation
(Mumbai Blast)


SC judgment
Re-trial of Best Bakery Case
outside Gujarat

(April 12, 2004)

Media Archive



  List of Prosecution,    
  defence witnesses
  Chart for the
  identification of
  the accused
  Chart for the
  identification of
  the weapon
  List of accused  (pdf)
  Contradictory statements  
  by Zahira and family
  Zahira Speak  (pdf)
  Hostile witnesses:    (pdf)
  Criminal consequences
  Modi on NHRC, CJ  (pdf)
  Pending petition for  (pdf)
  re- investigation, transfer
  No appeals  (pdf)
 Partisan prosecutors (pdf)
 Partisan Investigation (pdf)
 Vadodara witnesses (pdf)
  Case History
 Supreme court  
(Mar 8, '06)
  Mazgaon (Mumbai)
  session court
(Full Judgement)  
 ( Feb 24, '06)
  Mazgaon (Mumbai)
  session court
 (Feb 24, '06)
  SC Judgement: transfer
  and  retrial in Mumbai
(April 12, '04)
  SC order expunging
  remarks against
  Teesta, Mihir
  Gujarat HC order
  Dec. 26, '03/Jan 12, '04
  CJP and Zahira file
  SLP in SC
(Aug. 8, '03)
  Zahira/CJP press  
  conference in Mumbai

  (July 7, '03)
  Sessions Court
  Judgement, Vadodara

  (June 27, '03)

News Letter March 2006

Crime Against

Gujarat Riots
 Concerned Citizens Tribunal Report


Crime Against

( Abridged Version)


Gujarat 2002


October 19, 2010

Rejecting Witness Plea to Probe Destruction of Records Unfortunate

The Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) terms as unfortunate the rejection, by the Gujarat Sessions and Gujarat High Court, of the eyewitness’ pleas to examine those witnesses who could throw a light on the destruction of police control room records of 2002 as also the station diary entries of the critical period relating to the carnage of 2002. 

Eye witnesses and victim survivors had, through an application for further investigation under Section 173 (8) of the CrPC on 17.9.2009 first recovered evidence from the State to admit that records of the PCR and other documentary evidence were destroyed while the Supreme Court was seized of the matter in 2007. This documentary evidence had not been part of the charge sheet submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Apex Court before the witnesses approached the Trial Court. 

Applications to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe this destruction of records, revealed after the agency was compelled to submit details before the Court, went unheeded. Formal Pleas to the Trial Court and thereafter to the High Court in September 2010 and October 2010 to examine lower down police officials, as to the motives and instructions behind destruction of valuable documentary evidence, have been rejected. These pleas by eyewitnesses and victim survivors also argued for the examination of those two persons who had spoken to Shri Ahsan Jafri, former Member of Parliament before he was butchered by a pre-organised and bloody mob. 

The matter will now be appealed before the Apex Court. Transparency and accountability in the investigation process requires that every aspect of the available evidence, including the allegations of deliberate destruction of evidence should be probed dispassionately instead of being swept under the carpet. 

Citizens for Justice and Peace, Teesta Setalvad

Trustees and Office Bearers: IM Kadri (President), Nandan Maluste (Vice President), Teesta Setalvad (Secretary), Arvind Krishnaswamy (Treasurer) and Alyque Padamsee, Cyrus Guzder, Javed Akhtar, Rahul Bose, Javed Anand, Anil Dharker, Cedric Prakash, Ghulam Pesh Imam (Trustees)


Times of India

15 OCT 10 Gujarat EDN


Witnesses plea rejected in Gulbarg case


Ahmedabad: The Gujarat HC on Thursday turned down an application by witnesses in the Gulbarg Society massacre case to hear all those people to whom former Congress MP Ahsan Jafri spoke to during the riots on February 18, 2002.

Jafri was killed along with 68 others in a colony in Chamanpura on the fateful day. He had made frantic calls to his acquaintances seeking protection against the huge mob that had gathered around his colony. The application was rejected by special judge BU Joshi on the ground that 22 people will not be able throw any further light on the 67 accused in the case.

Nine of 22 people are policemen, who were present at police control rooms, who could provide information on whether there was any interference by any politician during riots. The witnesses believe their statements may reveal details about suspected larger conspiracy angle. Besides this, Congress leader Badruddin Sheikh and Jafri’s close acquaintance Rehmatullah Pathan were sought to be examined, among others.

Earlier, a few witnesses deposed before the court that Jafri even called up CM Narendra Modi and sought help, but then he allegedly abused former MP.

When justice Joshi rejected the application, aggrieved with the lower court’s decision, the witnesses moved the high court, but justice Akil Kureshi upheld the trial court’s order and turned down the application.

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