Manoj Mitta, author of The Fiction of Fact-finding: Modi and Godhra, and Siddharth Varadarajan discuss the Gujarat 2002 riots and Amit Shah’s testimony.
“Maya Kodnani was not present in Naroda Gam, she was inside the state assembly at 8:30 am. From 9:30 am to 9:45 am I was at the Civil Hospital and I met Maya Kodnani there.”
On a petition filed by Kodnani, special SIT judge P. B. Desai summoned Shah to appear before the court on September 18.
Kodnani says she was with Shah when the riots took place, so he is crucial to proving her alibi.
Indian women journalists face all the usual threats that come with rigorous reporting — from physical attacks to intimidation. But they also face a continuous stream of misogyny and harassment.
In conversation with Manoj Mitta about the Gulberg society massacre verdict, the SIT’s probe into the Gujarat riot cases, the role of the Gujarat police and political administration.
Readers unfamiliar with what happened in Gujarat at the time might be forgiven for believing the Gulberg society convictions are the result of Modi’s ceaseless quest for justice. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Courts should realise that as long as there is life, there is room for reform, and that justice without delay provides better closure to victims than execution after decades
Himanshu Trivedi says he preferred to resign rather than follow instructions to act against the state’s Muslims
Earlier, Kodnani’s advocate Nirupam Nanavati told the court that her appeal against the conviction should be given priority
GANDHINAGAR: Irony has many faces. That a former woman judge, a standardbearer of justice, should fear for her life and that of her family in a state ruled by a woman Chief Minister, is one of them. The former judge, Jyotsna Yagnik, who convicted 32 people – including Maya […]