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Examine role of NGOs in riot cases: Modi

November 04, 2004 14:14 IST
Last Updated: November 04, 2004 15:54 IST

Zaheera ShaikhClose on the heels of prime witness in the Best Bakery case Zaheera Shaikh speaking out against an NGO, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said, "Their role must be studied in depth."

Talking to mediapersons after a function at Padra town on the outskirts of Vadodara, Modi said, "Wednesday's incident raises serious questions. The country, its citizens and constitutional bodies now need to look into the role of NGOs."

Zaheera Shaikh, a crucial eyewitness in the case turned 'hostile' on Wednesday and accused Teesta Setalvad, who runs the NGO that was handling her case, of 'pressurising' her to name innocent persons during the retrial of the case in a Mumbai court.

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Sub: Modis last cards

How many Saheeras can Modi buy using his money and power? The messaiyah of hinduism will stoop to any level to hide his face. If ...

Posted by TPU

Sub: role of NGO

The issue raised is very valid.From where do these NGO's get these clossal fund and how do they manage to hir top notch lawyers and ...

Posted by bhupi

Sub: NGO & Their Fishy activities.

There were plenty of so called NGO came up against the Gujarat state. Most of them wanted to black mail the system and make money. ...

Posted by Mitesh Pathak

Sub: Role of Politicians

Instead of raising fingers on role of NGOs,role of politicians must be scrutinized,who are using riots for their political purpose. Zaheera might have changed her ...

Posted by Harjinder


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