TDN World Desk: The post-Godhra riots occurred in 2002. Over 1,000 people, mostly of the minority community, were killed at that time. Almost 17 years after, on Wednesday, Nanavati Commission has tabled its report in the Gujrat Assembly. The report with 1,500 pages in nine volumes gave clean chit to the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi-led government.
State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja on Wednesday tabled the Commission report in the Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday. The commission was appointed in 2002 by the then state chief minister Narendra Modi.
“There is no evidence to show that these attacks were either inspired or instigated or abated by any minister of the state,” the Commission stated in its report, as quoted by News18.
The riots that followed after Godhra incidents was a reactionary phenomenon of the majority Hindu communities who were angered by the incidents, stated the report while rejecting the allegation of negligence by the authority to tackle the riots.
“It was because of the Godhra incident that large sections of Hindu community became very angry and ultimately indulged in violent attacks on Muslims and their properties,” it said.
Retired Justices GT Nanavati and Akshay Mehta had in 2014 submitted their final report on the 2002 riots in which over 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed.
The first part of the report, submitted in the year 2008, covered the Godhra train burning. It concluded that the burning of two coaches of Sabarmati Express, in which Hindu karsevaks or volunteers were travelling, was a “planned conspiracy”.