February 15, 2012

Gujarat Riots: Contempt Notice issued to Modi Govt

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi landed in a fresh trouble as the state High Court on Wednesday issued a contempt notice to the government for delaying to compensate people whose shops were destroyed during the 2002 communal riots.

The court slammed the state government for failing to obey the court's order, which was passed last year. The government will have to give explanation to the court why the affected people were not compensated.

Last week, the government was ordered to fund the repair of nearly 600 religious buildings, which were targeted during the riots.

The order came on the same day when a Metropolitan court in Ahemdabad was about to pronounce its decision whether the SIT report on Gulbarg Society massacre, which has given a clean chit to Modi, would be made available for the petitioners.

Finally, the court asked the SIT to give a copy of the report to Zakia Jafri within a month, the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, who was killed in the Gulbarg Society Massacre in 2002.

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