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Gujarat High Court verdict on Godhra case; commutes death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment

Gujarat High Court verdict on Godhra case; commutes death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Gujarat High Court has given it verdict on the appeals challenging by SIT on the Godhra case in 2002. As per the reports, the High Court has commuted the execution of death to a sentence of 11 convicts into life imprisonment. And now, in this case, there will be no sentenced to death. However, the court has also upheld the life to sentence to 20 other convicts. And it has directed the state to pay Rs 10 lakh to the families of the 59 victims of the Godhra kand.

The Gujarat High Court was hearing today on the appeals challenged by the special SIT court order that sentenced 31 people in the train burning case of Godhara. The special SIT court had acquitted around 63 people. Earlier, as per the reports, the Gujrat High Court has upheld the judgment of the metropolitan court that give a clean chit to the then chief minister Narendra Modi and 60 other in the connection with Godhara 2002 riots. These riots were the part of the largest conspiracy between the Hindu and Muslims.

On 26 February 2002 Godhara case took place where 59 pilgrims returning from Ayodhya were leads to death when a Sabarmati train express S-6 coach was burnt by the attackers. On the petition of NHRC, the Supreme Court had stayed in the hearing on this case for five years. And later Supreme Court had for the special investigation team to investigate the matter.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.