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The Gujarat Riots

April 15, 2002
• Modi Cabinet to decide on fresh election on Wednesday
• NDA allies to meet Tuesday on floor strategy
• Gujarat govt files report to NHRC
• SC issues notice to Centre, Modi on Gujarat
• MIM alleges 'ethnic cleansing' in Gujarat

April 14, 2002
• Railway officials seek transfer outside Gujarat: PTI

April 13, 2002
•  TDP opposes polls in Guj, firm on Modi's ouster

April 12, 2002
• Forty injured in fresh violence in Ahmedabad
• RSS forces PM to change tack on Modi resignation
• Vajpayee Lashes Out at Muslims in Goa Rally
• BJP asks Modi to dissolve Gujarat assembly
• Krishnamurthy Echoes RSS Line on Minority Welfare
• TDP to decide course of action in two days
• BJP rejects demand for Modi's removal
• Gujarat has gained a lot from Modi
• I had decided on polls five days ago: Modi
• Rejection of resignation a notice to allies: Shambu
• Rejection of Modi's offer to quit negative: Cong
• Modi gives in, submits his resignation
• Sonia demands Modi's head

April 11, 2002
BJP caught in the horns of dilemma
Demand for Modi's ouster to be discussed: PM
BJP rules out replacing Narendra Modi as Gujarat CM
Godhra mayhem accused arrested
PM, Modi can't co-exist: Srivastava
Jaitley rushes to meet Narendra Modi
TDP seeks Narendra Modi's ouster
Sonia may travel to Gujarat again
Congress begins 'remove Modi' campaign
Shanta Kumar calls for Modi's resignation
Modi needs all the help he can get: BJP

April 10, 2002
Modi stops bureaucrats' from self-introspection
Pamphlets threaten to whip up tensions
Impose President's rule in Gujarat

April 9, 2002
Gujarat incident-free first time in over a month
Srivastava quits Samata over volte face on Modi
Sabarmati residents protest against cop's transfer
Orissa communists want Modi to be dismissed
People's Front calls for Narendra Modi's removal
Patkar joins the chorus, wants Modi fired
Paswan's LJP joins the clamour for Modi's head
Samata changes stand on Modi's ouster

April 8, 2002
Govt worries over Gujarat as Rocca comes calling
Sleuth who warned Gujarat govt shifted
PM sent emissary to assuage miffed Andhra CM Naidu
Journalists, writers protest assault on media
BJP national executive meet to discuss Gujarat riots
Modi visits injured cameraman at hospital
Laloo demands Narendra Modi's arrest
Mamata demands Modi's removal
Naidu opposes removal of Modi as Gujarat CM
BJP chief rules out Modi's removal
Samata, Trinamool demand Modi's removal
Cops transferred in connection with attack on scribes
Swami condemns lathicharge on mediapersons
Gujarat violence won't affect FDI flow: Sinha

April 7, 2002
Medha Patkar mobbed in violence at Gandhi ashram
One stabbed, arson in Ahmedabad: PTI
65 per cent votes cast in Gujarat panchayat polls
Major reshuffle of police officers in Gujarat

April 6, 2002
Modi tells police to act tough with miscreants
4 killed in Ahmedabad; curfew in Vatva
National Commission for Minorities slams Guj govt
Centre lacks impartial approach: Sonia
Senior IAS official resigns: PTI
Column - What is happenning in Gujarat?

April 5, 2002
Fresh violence in Guj, one killed, 6 injured: PTI
Modi a millstone around Gujarat's neck: Cong
Indefinite curfew in Lunavada near Godhra: PTI

April 4, 2002
Muslims not alone in this time of crisis: Vajpayee
PM asks Modi to follow raj dharma
PM announces relief measures for riot victims
I wanted to visit Gujarat earlier: PM
The two worlds of Gujarat
Vajpayee inspects burnt bogies in Godhra
Guj victims demand inquiry by SC judge
One killed in police firing in Modasa, curfew reimposed
25 preventive arrests in Godhra ahead of PM's visit

April 3, 2002
Modi to be boycotted during PM's visit
Vajpayee to visit two relief camps in Ahmedabad
Nine killed in Gujarat
3-month time for probe insufficient: Shah Commission
Pandemonium in Gujarat assembly, 7 Cong MLAs suspended
PM should give marching orders to Modi: Congress
One killed in police firing in Umreth, violence continues
Victim of Godhra train attack dies

April 2, 2002
Politicians, gamblers keep Gujarat's cycle of violence going
No Central rule for Gujarat: BJP
PM to visit Gujarat on April 4
Vajpayee reviews relief measures in Gujarat
Violence spreads to Kutch, Anjar tense
SC stays proceedings against NHRC
VHP to help violence-affected members of majority community

April 1, 2002
Gujarat govt failed to take action: NHRC
Irked minorities commission summons top officials: PTI
Editors Guild team begins hearing on violence: PTI
Mob attacks houses in Ahmedabad; army called out
Keep out of religious matters: VHP to Vajpayee

March 31, 2002
Seven killed in fresh violence in Gujarat
Congress responsible for continuing violence: Govt

March 30, 2002
After peaceful Holi, curfew being relaxed in Gujarat
Citizens 'tribunal' to investigate Gujarat violence

March 28, 2002
Police open fire in town near Ahmedabad
PM likely to visit Gujarat on April 4
Violence continues in Gujarat, curfew in force
Gujarat govt files caveat over transfer row

March 27, 2002
Vajpayee gives Narendra Modi a breather
Gujarat govt submits 400-page report to NHRC
Fear continues to reign in Ahmedabad
Gujarat HC issues notice to NHRC chairman
Arson, stone throwing incidents in Ahmedabad: PTI
Advani not to celebrate Holi: PTI

March 26, 2002
Vajpayee summons Gujarat CM to Delhi
No let up in violence

March 25, 2002
Major reshuffle in police set up
Muslims cancel muharram procession
Committee to oversee relief work in Gujarat

March 22, 2002
POTO withdrawn against Godhra accused
Indefinite curfew continues in parts of Ahmedabad
Violence in Baroda; indefinite curfew in six areas

March 21, 2002
Six killed in Ahmedabad violence
Rights panel rejects Gujarat government's report
No fresh violence; peace prevails in Gujarat

March 20, 2002
One PSI, two CISF men suspended in Baroda - PTI
No fresh violence; curfew lifted in Ahmedabad
Police firing in Ahmedabad, two killed

March 19, 2002
4 killed in police firing in 2 Gujarat towns
Godhra attack meant to destabilise Gujarat: Modi
Board exams cancelled in parts of Gujarat

March 18, 2002
One dead, two injured in Bharuch: PTI

March 17, 2002
Four Killed in Fresh Violence in Gujarat
Two Shrines Set on Fire in Haryana Town
Prime Accused in Godhra Massacre Held

March 16, 2002
Violence in Ahmedabad, two killed
Two rounds fired in Baroda to disperse mob
Modi to get z-plus security

March 15, 2002
Nephew of Congress MP killed in Ahmedabad

March 14, 2002
Minority community youth killed in Ahmedabad
Police firing in Kawant, army to conduct flag march: PTI

March 13, 2002
Fresh violence in Godhra, Mehsana and Baroda: PTI
Police open fire on rampaging mob in Godhra: PTI
Sabarmati Express back on rails
Maj Gen Ashok K Mehta: Wiping the mess

March 12, 2002
It had to be done, VHP leader says of riots
Anti-Muslim pamphlet causing concern in Ahmedabad: PTI
Congressmen involved in Godhra attack: BJP
Curfew lifted completely in Ahmedabad
Gujarat riot victims allege 'communal cleansing'

March 11, 2002
Provocative appeals fuelled Godhra atmosphere: RPF
Narendra Modi's brother cautioned arsonists: Victim
Eight held for killing 12 people in Amraiwadi
'The policeman was openly helping the crowd'
A riot-hit Ahmedabad now waits for March 15
Advani rejects demand for his, Modi's resignation
UN concerned over Gujarat situation
Eight held for killing 12 people in Amraiwadi riots

March 10, 2002
Govt acted quickly to control riots: Modi

March 9, 2002
Congress wants probe by SC judge into Gujarat riots

March 8, 2002
US concerned over Gujarat violence
Death toll in Gujarat violence mounts to 633
Centre seeks report on Godhra carnage
All-party delegation shaken by Gujarat tour

March 7, 2002
38 bodies recovered; Gujarat toll mounts to 607
Gujarat violence anti-Muslim: CPI-ML
Over 25,000 victims take shelter at Gujarat relief camps
More BJP, VHP workers in riot FIRs

March 6, 2002
All party delegation to visit Gujarat on Friday
212 bodies buried in Ahmedabad graveyards
Violence in Gujarat hits the hotel industry hard
No women kidnapped in Godhra: Police

March 5, 2002
Godhra carnage probe to cover communal riots too
Godhra still struggling to cope with tragedy
Peaceniks rap Centre, Gujarat government
Gujarat govt announces relief for carnage victims
Silent march in Ahmedabad to protest violence
Dynamite planted in a place of worship in Baroda defused
Three more killed as Gujarat limps back to normalcy

March 4, 2002
External hand can't be ruled out: Fernandes/PTI
Pak masterminded Godhra mayhem: BJP chief/PTI
CBSE exams in Gujarat, Aligarh put off: PTI
My men have done a commendable job: P C Pandey
Kashiram Rana visits Surat: PTI

March 3, 2002
Prime suspect in Godhra carnage arrested
Godhra violence premeditated: Advani
Advani reviews Gujarat situation; asks govt to be tough
Gujarat violence toll mounts to 427
Army stages flag march in Surat
Fresh violence in Ahmedabad claims five lives

March 2, 2002
Advani to visit violence-hit areas of Gujarat on Sunday
Congress accuses BJP of speculation
Arrest Ashok Singhal: Laloo to Centre
Modi denies making provocative statements
British national visiting Gujarat killed; 2 killed
IUML seeks stringent action in Gujarat
Hindus protect mosque in Bihar
Ahmedabad calm; rest of Gujarat still simmers
VHP, RSS appeals for peace in Gujarat
Noted writer urges President to intervene in Gujarat
Shabana Azmi not allowed to visit riot-hit area in Gujarat
Intelligence failure led to Godhra massacre: Swami
Bandh observed in some towns of Karnataka
Dismiss Modi govt, ban VHP: People's Front
Situation returning to normal in Aligarh
Curfew lifted in city areas of Ahmedabad
Curfew in parts of Surat, situation under control
Situation peaceful in curfew-bound Rajasthan towns
22 people burnt alive in Mehsana district

March 1, 2002
Gujarat violence toll rises to 252
Mob surrounds village; houses, shops set ablaze
33 people burnt alive near Godhra
136 dead in violence-hit Gujarat: Modi
Sane voices in Ahmedabad call for reason
Govt will deal firmly with situation: PM
Centre has failed to maintain peace: Bukhari
Shops set ablaze in Murbad, police resort to firing: PTI
PM convenes meet to discuss Gujarat, Ayodhya: PTI
Bandh begins on peaceful note in Rajasthan
Uproar in LS over Gujarat violence
RSS- VHP talks on to tone down temple movement
Govt to put a lid on violence: Advani
Bandh call evokes good response in Maharashtra
Stray incidents of violence marks bandh in UP
Stray incidents of violence in Hyderabad
AIR staff reprimanded for Godhra report
I hang my head in shame: Ahmedabad top cop
Bandh violence claims two lives in Aligarh
Shoot-at-sight order in Ahmedabad
George tours Gujarat; two army brigades for the state
Army steps in to check spread of violence
George in Gujarat; discusses army deployment with Modi

February 28, 2002
Oppn, allies seek stern action in Gujarat, Ayodhya
Paramilitary forces sent to Gujarat; Army on standby
BJP blames Congress councillors for Godhra attack
30 burnt alive in Ahmedabad
VHP calls for countrywide bandh to protest Godhra killings
Congress decries collapse of law and order in Gujarat
Gujarat police close to solving the case
Lives could have been saved at Godhra: Witness
Sporadic violence in Godhra, 66 arrested
Mob sets fire to Wakf board office in Gujarat secretariat
VHP-sponsored bandh begins in Gujarat; one killed in Baroda
Victims' bodies brought to Ahmedabad
VHP leaders may be arrested: Swami
Curfew in Ahmedabad, Rajkot
Don't test patience of Hindus: VHP
Four killed as violence spreads in Gujarat
Judicial inquiry ordered into Sabarmati Express attack
Gujarat assembly adjourned for the day
Centre in touch with Gujarat govt: Advani

February 27, 2002
VHP calls for bandh in Maharashtra, Rajasthan
Vajpayee cancels Australia visit
We will not remain silent spectators: VHP
Survivors stunned, speechless
Police makes thirty-five arrests
Attack was premeditated: BJP
59 killed in attack on Sabarmati Express




An irrelevant fury -- Ashwin Mahesh

Godhra, 'secular' 'progressives' and politics -- Rajeev Srinivasan

Déjà vu, all over again -- Varsha Bhosle

Vignettes from the Ides of March -- Dilip D'Souza

Till Retaliation Do Us Part -- Dilip D'Souza

Blaming the Hindu victim -- Rajeev Srinivasan

Anger is no excuse to kill innocents -- Amberish K Diwanji

Without tinder, sparks are useless -- Varsha Bhosle


'Modi is anti-Muslim only because it suits him' -- Shankersinh Vaghela

'Modi either lacks administrative will or competence' -- Shambhu Srivastava

'They don't trust each other anymore' -- Justice J S Verma

'The communal virus has permeated society' -- Amubhai Rawani

'The temple must be completed' -- Balraj Madhok

'Supreme Court is India's bulwark of secularism' -- Mohd Aslam Bhure

'I know the temple cannot be built in a day' -- Pravin Togadia

'Undisputed land belongs to the Hindus' -- Arun Jaitley

'Atalji is chanting my Mandal mantra' -- V P Singh

'Is Vajpayee threatening me? -- Ramchandra Paramhans

'You can replace a government but not Ram' -- Giriraj Kishore

'Unless the BJP gives Hindu sentiments importance it has no future' -- Ashok Singhal

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