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Gujarat: SIT Report a Mockery of Justice!

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The Gulbarg Society massacre case has taken an ironical turn as the Supreme Court appointed SIT has concluded in its closure report that firing by Congress leader Ehsan Jafri provoked the violent mob to set the society on fire.

The SIT report says that it was Mr. Ehsan Jafri who fired at the violent mob first, which had assembled there to take revenge of Godhra incidents from Muslims, which provoked the rioters to set the society on fire that led to the killing of Jafri and 69 others.

Giving a clean chit to Modi, the SIT in its report has proudly endorsed his ‘action and reaction’ theory by calling the massacre a reaction to Jafri’s firing.

“In his interview the CM has clearly referred to Jafris firing as ‘action’ and the massacre as ‘reaction’. It may be clarified here that in case late Ehsaan Jafri fired at the mob, this could be an immediate provocation to the mob, which had assembled there to take revenge of Godhra incidents from Muslims,” the report says.

SIT report states that no criminal case is made against Modi as he took all the necessary steps to control the situation and to contain the communal violence.

The SIT headed by RK Raghavan said that even if Modi had asked police to let the Hindus take the revenge of Godhra train burning incident, the mere statement of those in the confines of a room does not constitute an offence.

“Interpretations made on alleged illegal instructions given by the Chief Minister by RB Shreekumar and Sanjiv Bhatt, appear to be without any basis. Further, even if such allegations are believed for the sake of argument, mere statement of alleged words in the four walls of a room does not constitute any offence,” says the report by the SIT.

The SIT has also questioned the intentions of Zakia Jafri for filing the case against Modi and others four years after the incident.

It says Zakia was first questioned by the police on March 6, 2002 but she did not came up with the allegations Modi and others then.

“She appeared before the Nanavati Commission, probing the riots, on August 29, 2003 but did not disclose the facts given in this said complaint. In September 2003, she filed an affidavit in the apex court but did not level allegations against Modi and others,” the report stated.

The report further stated that the allegations in her complaint are vague, general and stereotyped.

The SIT has also dismissed all the allegations levelled against Modi by amicus curie Raju Ramchandran, who had opined that Modi can be prosecuted for “promoting enmity among different groups.” (Courtesy:Pratirodh)

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