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Publisher: Indian Social Institute
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The Gujarat genocide has taken entire Gujarat in particular and the entire nation in general to ransom. For more than three months the whole energy of civil society and concerned citizens of this country was centered on trying to respond to the immeasurable pain and agony the victims have been reduced to, and on putting pressure on the State and Central government to bring an end to this violence and mindless killing of the minority Muslims, to provide relief and rehabilitation to the victims in whatever limited way possible and to register cases against the fascist and anti-human forces who are engaged in this communal orgy. The mayhem and murder that has been unleashed on the minority Muslim community ahs brought to center stage the fears that were remote about fascist forces.
Riots are not a new phenomenon to Gujarat. Most historical records would cite 1969 as the beginning of communal riots in Gujarat. From then on communal riots of varying intensity and dimension have occurred in 1985, 1986, 1992-1993 and 1999. There were also anti-reservation riots in 1981 and in 1985. But the ethnic cleansing that is going in Gujarat for more than three months is unprecedented in more than one way. This is not a riot as understood in the usual sense of two religious communities getting even with each other.
This is genocide in the truest sense. This incident is also unprecedented because the brutality and cruelty was never witnessed in this country. It is also unprecedented since the consequences of this ethnic cleansing will have far reaching repercussion not only on the majority-minority interaction but also on the very democracy of this country.
Chronology of Gujarat Events 2002
National Human Rights Commission-1st April, 2002
National Human Rights Commission-31st May, 2002
Report of the Committee Constituted by the National Commission for Women to Assess the Status and situation of Women and Girl Children in Gujarat in the wake of the Communal Disturbance
All Indian Democratic Women’s Association: Gujarat Carnage Report
How has the Gujarat Massacre Affected Minority Women? The Survivors Speak
Ethnic Cleansing In Ahmedabad: A Preliminary Report
Gujarat Carnage 2002: A Report to the Nation
An Interim Report to the NHRC-PUCL Gujarat
Maaro! Kaapo! Baalo!-State, Society, and Communalism in Gujarat-PUDR, Delhi
The Election Commission of India: Press Note on General Election to the Gujarat Legeslative Assembly-August 16, 2002
Spot Investigation Report No 1 Regarding Cr No 9/2002, Godhra Railway Police Station
Spot Investigation Report No 2 Regarding Cr No 9/2002, Godhra Railway Police Station