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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


Protection of Witnesses



Snce 2004, witnesse sin Sardarpura and Odh were given cluster protection in their places of resetllement, ie Anand, Odh village istelf and other smalletr towns. Since 2009 since trials started, they are given 2 PSO escot while attending court and cluster protection otherwise.

Naroda and Gulberg witnesses have bee=n given two PSOs each protection. Since Date of Trial they are supposed to be escorted by CISF up and down from court

There are some additional witnesses who emerged during the course of the Trial who ahve not got protection

Details of Witnesses wh have not received protection


Sikendermiya Rasoolmiya Shaikh (Sardarpura) not received protection

PW 21 (exhibit 209) and Firoz Ishmail Vora (Ex 372)had applied for protection on 7/9/2011 to the SIT Chairperson in person and by registered AD but NO protection has been given so far.

Naroda Patia Case
Following Nadeem Saiyed's daylight murder witnesses applied for  protection to the Court and Judge Jyotsana Yagnik who in an order passed ysterday has aske for a COMPLIANCE REPORT FROM SIT.



The whole aspect of witness protection for the victim survivors and eye witnesses of the 2002 genocidal carnage has been evolved by Citizens for Justice and Peace  since 2003-2004 when Zahira H Shaikh applied to us for help to fight for the transfer and retrial of the case. This is the first time in the history of communal violence cases that witnesses have been provided Central paramilitary CISF protection since May 2004 when CJP provided a detailed list of witnesses to AMICUS CURAIE HARISH N SALVE. It is since May 2004 that witnesses and victim survivors have been provided protection.

This can be seen through the periodic orders/judgements of the Hon Supreme Court...

Then, on May 1, 2009 after the SC passed its orders lifting the stay on all trials including the Sardarpura Trial, CJP was asked  by SIT Chairman RK raghavan to suggest/evolve a scheme. This we did and are copying the same to you.
In the process of investigations and trials, many new witnesses emerged, and applied for protection, some have received it many have not. This information  will share with you once you have gone through all these attachments.

Following nadeem saiyed's daylight murder CJP had written to SIT chairman asking for protection of all witnesses and a review of their security. When we erecievd no reply, five witnesses applied in the Naroda Patia court yesterday and Judge Jyotsna Yagnik passed orders.

CJP is happy that former DG RB Sreekumar ahs through a recent letter has lent wait to our consistent efforts  for witness protection.  We would just like to draw attention tot he fact that CJP has ensured a witness protection scheme through our interventions in the SC since 2004. Do ensure that you reflect this.


Gujarat EDN

IE 11NOV2011


After Nadeem’s murder, court orders more security for Naroda witnesses

Express news service

Ahmedabad: The special trial court for the 2002 Naroda Patiya

massacre case on Thursday directed the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to provide more security to six witnesses in the case.

The direction came an application by the six seeking more protection following murder of one of the witnesses in the case, Nadeem Saiyed, last week.

The six — Shalika Sheikh, Farzana Pathan, Jannatbibi Sheikh, Dildar Umrao Saiyed, Ishrat Jahan Saiyed and Salim Saiyed — moved the application through their advocate Raju Sheikh before the court of special trial judge, Jyotsana Yagnik.

Sheikh argued that these witnesses were not provided adequate protection and the feared for their lives after the murder of Nadeem Saiyed. They sought protection as per the SC directions under witness protection scheme.

“The court has directed the SIT to provide protection to these witnesses and file a compliance report at the earliest,” said Sheikh.

Nadeem Saiyed was killed by unidentified persons on November 5 on the Juhapura road. He was an important witness in the case.







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