Rejecting their plea for additional time for further appeal, the court observed that the accused had not done anything to quell or control the mob, which killed 106 people at Naroda Patia and Naroda village incidents.
3 ( ANI ): Referring to the recent conviction of Mayaben Kodnani, the former Indian minister for Women and Child Development of Gujarat, who was sentenced to extended life imprisonment by a court for the February 2002 massacre in Naroda Patiya which left more than 1,000 Muslims dead, an editorial in a Pakistani daily has said Pakistan requires such a system of justice to keep the country from falling completely into the pit of lawlessness.
Ahmedabad, Aug 31 ( ANI ): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Maya Kodnani was sent to jail for 28 years, while Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi was sentenced to death for their role in the Naroda Patiya massacre that took place in 2002.
New Delhi, Aug 31 ( ANI ): The Congress party on Friday acknowledged that the "wheels of justice" have finally turned, albeit slowly, in the Naroda Patiya case, adding that the larger question of fixing "political accountability" for the massacre needs to be addressed.
A special court in Ahmedabad on Wednesday convicted 32 people in the Naroda Patiya massacre case, including BJP MLA Maya Kodnani -- a former MoS ( women and child development) -- and Bajrang Dal strongman Babu Bajrangi.
Ahmedabad, Aug 29 ( ANI ) Congress party leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday welcomed the verdict in Naroda Patiya massacre case, saying that it has proved the role of BJP leaders in post-Godhra riots and claimed that the pogrom was carried out with support of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.