Latest Gujarat violence Stories

2006-08-11 07:15:00

By Rupam Jain Nair LUNAWADA, India -- After a tip from a local streetsweeper, Amina Habib Rasool and a few friends began digging through a rubbish tip, looking for the remains of sons and husbands four years after they were slaughtered by a Hindu mob. Just a few feet down, they started finding skulls. "I pleaded, screamed and fought for four years with the government to tell me where they had buried my son," says 67-year-old Rasool, a cleaner at a mosque in Lunawada, 110 miles east of...

2006-07-16 02:40:28

By Nita Bhalla MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Mumbai bombers should be identified within a week, investigating officials said on Sunday, after police carried out scores of raids in the western Indian city overnight. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for St. Petersburg on Sunday to attend the G8 summit with a clear agenda: the world community must declare "zero tolerance for terrorism anywhere." "The international community must isolate and condemn terrorists wherever they attack, whatever...

2006-05-28 05:58:15

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - At least 30 people were hurt in clashes between Hindus and Muslims in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state, witnesses and police said. Police official B.C. Modi said hundreds of people were involved in the fighting, and that most of the injuries were caused by stones or burning missiles. The violence in Ahmedabad follows Hindu-Muslim riots in Vadodara city, also in Gujarat state, early this month which killed six people and left scores...

2006-05-02 23:13:49

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - A Hindu mob burned to death a Muslim man in his car in new violence in a western Indian city early on Wednesday, raising the toll in clashes sparked by demolition of a Sufi shrine to six, police said. More than 70 people, including 10 policemen, have been injured in clashes since Monday when the two-centuries-old Muslim shrine was demolished by civic authorities in Baroda, 75 miles south of Ahmedabad, the main city of Gujarat state. "A young man has been...

2006-03-08 03:40:49

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A key witness to an attack on a Muslim-owned bakery during religious riots in India in 2002 was sentenced to a year in jail on Wednesday for repeatedly changing her evidence. The testimony of Zahira Sheikh, whose family owned the bakery in the western state of Gujarat in which 14 people died after it was set ablaze by a mob, was seen as a test case of attempts to obtain justice for hundreds of Muslim victims of the rioting. But Sheikh recanted on her statements...

2006-02-18 23:28:15

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - A powerful bomb blast ripped through a railway station platform on Sunday in Ahmedabad, the main city of India's Gujarat state which saw communal riots in 2002, police said. The bomb exploded minutes after a train had passed Kalupur railway station and injured 14 people, senior police official A.S. Gehlot told Reuters. "The explosive used appears to be of a high intensity, going by the damage it has caused on the platform," Gehlot said. The explosion...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
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