Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have come a long way vis-a-vis his troubled relations with the Muslim community — which suffered much during the 2002 Gujarat riots when he was Chief Minister — telling a BJP meet in Kerala’s Kozhikode on Sunday that Muslims should not be “rebuked and hated”. While many opposition leaders … Continue reading "Modi’s ‘Muslims Our Own’ Remarks Raise Eyebrows, Evoke Mixed Reactions"
Shakeel Ahmed ‘surprised’ at BJP’s attack on IM remarks - FrontPageIndia http://www.frontpageindia.com/nation/shakeel-ahmed-surprised-at-bjps-attack-on-im-remarks/60292 Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed has expressed surprise at the “hype” over his remarks that the 2002 Gujarat riots led to the formation of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM). Ahmed’s remarks on Twitter had led to widespread condemnation from the BJP.
Remarks on riots meant for political class: Yashwant Sinha - FrontPageIndia http://www.frontpageindia.com/nation/remarks-on-riots-meant-for-political-class-yashwant-sinha/59603 BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday said that his remarks on the 2002 Gujarat riots were not meant to advise Narendra Modi or the BJP, but were a message for the entire political class.
The 2002 Gujarat riots, also known as 2002 Gujarat violence and the Gujarat pogrom, was inter-communal violence in the state of Gujarat. The burning of a train in Godhra on 27 February 2002, which caused the deaths of 58 Hindus is believed to have triggered the violence. Some commentators, however, hold the view that the attacks had been pre-planned, were well orchestrated, and that the attack on the train was a "staged trigger" for what was actually premeditated violence.