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Gujarat riot myths busted

Posted by jagoindia on April 21, 2009

Gujarat riot myths busted
Abraham Thomas, Tuesday, April 14, 2009,

The so-called human rights activist, Teesta Setalvad – who paraded the
Gujarat riot victims before the Supreme Court and claimed they had been
denied justice – suffered embarrassment on Monday after a Special
Investigation Team (SIT) gave sufficient grounds for the apex court to
doubt the authenticity of incidents highlighted by her NGO Citizens for
Justice and Peace.

The SIT, headed by former CBI Director RK Raghavan along with former DGP
CB Satpathy and three senior IPS officers – Geetha Johri, Shivanand Jha
and Ashish Bhatia – had been entrusted with the enquiry into post-Godhra
riot incidents in Godhra, Gulbarg Society, Naroda Gaon, Naroda Patiya
and Sardarpura.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi, appearing for the State, read out
portions of the report that refuted the petitioner’s charge of the
State’s complicity in the riots.

Pointing out a specific instance, the SIT report stated how the evidence
of 22 witnesses was “suspect” owing to the identical submissions made in
their affidavits submitted to the court. On enquiry, the SIT found that
all the 22 affidavits were drafted, typed and printed from the same
computer, giving sufficient grounds to believe they were “tutored”. When
the SIT questioned those who signed the affidavits, it was shocked to
learn that these complainants were not even aware of the incidents.

Referring to another instance that exposed the Citizens for Justice and
Peace’s much ‘trumpeted’ charges, Rohtagi said the SIT investigation
found untrue allegation about a gangrape of a pregnant woman Kauser
Bano, whose stomach was allegedly pierced by sword and her foetus

Even the instance of dumping of bodies into a well at Naroda Patiya and
a charge of the police allegedly shielding accused persons in murder of
a British national was found to be untrue, Rohtagi said.

Firing a salvo at the NGO, Rohtagi said, “It is clear from the report
that the horrendous allegations made by the NGO were false. Cyclostyled
affidavits were supplied by a social activist and the allegations made
in them were untrue,” he added, with an obvious reference to Setalvad.

The NGO’s counsel Aparna Bhatt objected to such comments being made on
the strength of the report, which had also added several persons as
accused in the case. Refusing to be drawn into the slanging match
between the opposing parties, the Bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat
said, “In riot cases, more the delay, there is likelihood of falsity
creeping in. So, there should be a designated court to fast track the

The court asked the State Government, petitioners and amicus curiae
senior advocate Harish Salve to suggest recommendations on these lines.
Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, appearing for the
Centre, suggested selection of public prosecutors on consultation from
the SIT. Salve informed the court that the matter would be taken up with
the SIT. Based on a suggestion by another NGO petitioner counsel Indira
Jaising to evolve a witness protection system, Salve assured that the
same would also be discussed in the light of the sensitivity attached to
the case. The bunch of petitions was posted for further hearing after
next week.

One Response to “Gujarat riot myths busted”

  1. *Sabana Azmi w/o Zaved Akhtar….. @ In Mumbai Muslims are not getting flats and rented houses in Hindu areas………
    (play girl no.1, sorry ex-item girl no.1)

    *Miss. Mayabati w/o Should be a Hazi…. @ Varun Gandhi is a threat to Indian Secularism, Not the Muslims of Azamgarh. Azamgarh is never a Atankgarh. The Muslims there are justifiedly evacuating the Hindus for a permanent peace of Islam there. I love Akbar Ahamed Dumpy. Vote for him and defeat Barun……. (pollution no.1, sorry politician no.1)

    *Teesta Sheetalbad w/o Md. Javeed Anand…. @Gujarat is the end-point of Muslims in India. Narendra Modi can do anything against Muslim. I have every right to foment Indian Muslims even falsely to drive out Modi as I want to save my Muslim brothers. I do not rely upon any Hindu Authority. They are all anti-muslim……… (prostitute no.1, sorry prosecutor no.1)


    Pl ignore my comment at 1. There are serious mistakes.

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