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Ram dhun, prayers mark Godhra anniversary
February 27, 2004 15:11 IST
The second anniversary of the Godhra train carnage, in which 59 passengers, most of them kar sevaks returning from a pilgrimage to Ayodhya, were torched alive by a mob, began on a sombre note with prayer meetings on Friday.
The VHP will unveil a memorial for these 18 persons at the same spot on Saturday.
The S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express was set ablaze at Godhra by a mob on February 27, 2002. The incident had sparked anti-Muslim riots all over Gujarat. Over 1000 people were killed in the violence.
The investigations into the case being conducted by a Special Investigation Team of the CID has taken many twists and turns with arrests in Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
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