In his first interaction with reporters on Sunday after being granted bail by the Gujarat High Court three days ago, Hyderabad-based cleric Maulana Abdul Quavi, who faces charges of allegedly "inciting" Muslim youth to avenge Godhra riots, said that he suspected that his arrest was politically motivated.
Gujarat High Court has allowed the Centre to withdraw its appeal against an earlier order which had termed as illegal the Justice U C Banerjee Commission appointed by the then UPA government in 2004 to to probe the Godhra train burning incident.
Taking cognizance of their alleged controversial remarks against Narendra Modi and Azam Khan respectively in election speeches, the Election Commission on Monday issued show cause notice to Union minister Beni Prasad Verma and BJP leader Vinay Katiyar for prima facie violating the Model Code of Conduct.
The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the progress of nine cases of post-Godhra riots in Gujarat probed by Special Investigation Team (SIT) which had given clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan, who has returned to NDA 12 years after quitting the alliance over Godhra riots, rubbished charges that he had taken pride in introducing himself to the then Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf as the one to have done so.
Seeking to bury charges against Narendra Modi, BJPon Tuesday said "falsehoods" about the Godhra train fire, the Gujarat chief minister`s reported remarks that 2002 riots were a reaction to it and his alleged orders to let Hindus vent their anger have been "exposed and rejected".
Infosys chief NR Narayana Murthy on Saturday said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi should be allowed to show a "sense of contrition" and then move on as otherwise the debate on him in the context of the post-Godhra riots would be unending.
A local court Tuesday reserved for October 28 its order on protest petition filed by riot victim Zakia Jafri against the closure report of the SIT giving clean chit to Gujarat CM with regards to the 2002 communal violence.
Tara Gandhi-Bhattacharya, Mahatma Gandhi`s granddaughter on Sunday said she did not find any trace of anguish on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s face when he spoke about the 2002 post-Godhra riots in his state.
Lawyer of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which probed the Godhra train burning incident and the riots thereafter, on Friday claimed that all witnesses relied upon by Zakia Jafri held a grudge against the Gujarat government.