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2002 riots case: Not `disheartened` Zakia Jafri to appeal in higher court

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 21:26

Zee Media Bureau/Hemant Abhishek

Ahmedabad: After a city court gave clean chit to BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the 2002 post-Godhra riots case, appelant Zakia Jafri on Thursday said that she has not lost hope and will be continuing her `fight`.
Speaking to scribes after the verdict, she said, “I am not going to lose help. I will go wherever there is to go to fight for justice.”

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Seconding her point, her son Tanvir Jafri, said, “We know this fight of ours will stretch on for long, but we`re ready for it.”

Her lawyer Mihir Desai said they would be approaching a higher court next month, and added, “We are ready to fight for justice and will file the appeal next month. Modi shouldn’t be too relieved.”

Responding to the verdict, activist Teesta Setalvad said she was “hugely disappointed but not disheartened.”

“We`re hugely disappointed with today’s verdict and will appeal for sure. Once we read the judgement we will have a better picture,” said Setalvad.

An Ahmedabad court today rejected a petition filed by Jafri against the closure report of Special Investigation Team (SIT) which gave a clean chit to the Gujarat CM in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots case. 

First Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 17:14

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