Education Scholarships

Direct link to the various education scholarships offered by the Government of India

List of Private NGOs offering education scholarships

Ummid Assistant

Application form for OBC & Domicile Certificate Certificates (Urdu)

Admission to UPSC Coaching Centre run by Dr Ambedkar Competitive Exam Centre (ACEC), Pune

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home National

SC lifts stay on Gujarat riot cases, bar Gulberg society

Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:43:34 PM, IANS

Related Article

Ehsan Jafri's widow breaks down as she recalls Gulberg Society carnage

Ehsan Jafri was dragged out of his house by a murderous mob, that stripped him, chopped off his limbs before burning him alive, a  

Gujarat gets notice on plea to change Gulberg Society case judge

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday sought the Gujarat government's response on a petition seeking change of the judge conducting the trial in 2002 Gulberg Society massacre case, while revoking its bar on pronouncement of verdicts in other cases of the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The plea to change the judge was filed by Zakia Jaffri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jaffri who was murdered along with 68 others in the attack on the Gulberg Society during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Continuing its stay on the trial in the Gulberg Society massacre case, the special bench of Justice D.K.Jain, Justice P.Sathasivam and Justice Aftab Alam, however, cleared the decks for pronouncement of the judgment in the Godhra train carnage case and said that the trial in other riot-related cases would continue till verdict were delivered.

The Speial Investigating Team has been asked to complete its investigation in the Gulberg Society massacre by next hearing of the case Dec 2.

The apex court May 6, while permitting the trial in nine Godhra and post-Godhra cases, restrained the trial courts from pronouncing any verdict till it decided on the allegation that investigators were not supporting the public prosecutors in the trial of the cases.

In response to the allegations, the apex court asked Deputy Inspector General of Police A.K.Malhotra, a member of R.K.Raghvan-headed Special Investigating Team (SIT), to look into the complaint by the petitioner, Teesta Setalvad, representing Citizens for Justice and Peace.

"DIG Malhotra has given us the report and we are satisfied and except for Gulberg Society case, the stay is vacated in all other cases," said the bench.

In another related development, senior counsel Prashant Bhushan Tuesday recused himself as amicus curiae in the Gulberg Society case.

Prashant Bhushan was appointed amicus curiae by the apex court bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat (since retired) March 3, 2008.

He withdrew after the Gujarat government moved an application saying that he had expressed "very strong views" on the post-Godhra riots and their handling by the state government.

Bhushan told the court that he was a human right activist and has strong views on what happened during Gujarat riots and subsequently.

As amicus curiae, Bhushan had suggested that the Gulberg Society case required to be referred to the CBI.

The Gujarat government said that after holding such strong views, Bhushan "may not be suitable for rendering any effective, meaningful, objective and neutral assistance to the court".

Justice Aftab Alam asked Bhushan if he could make distinction between his role as a human rights activist and a senior lawyer, then he could continue in his present role as amicus curiae.

Justice Jain said that being a mature person who can assess the position from all dimensions, it was for him to take the final call on the state government application seeking change of amicus curiae.

When Bhushan said that he had strong views and certainly had a way of looking at the things, the court said that for this reason, it wanted him to decide. "It is purely your decision," the court told Bhushan.

At this, Bhushan said, "It would be safer that I don't continue as amicus curiae in the matter". The plea was recorded by the court.






  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page

Comment on this article

E-mail Address:
Write here...

News Pick

US can do little for India's success or failure: think tank

The US can contribute only marginally to India's success or failure, suggests a US think tank as it advised Washington to focus on global issues that will also affect India's longer-term interests. "Most of what the US  

India's 'Look East' policy has strategic goals

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's three-nation visit to Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam marks a reassertion of India's resolve to pursue its "Look East Policy" to achieve its strategic, geo-political and economic goals. The signing   

Abuse of Palestinians by Israeli troops the norm, not aberration

Israeli reservists critical of their military's treatment of Palestinians have released new photos that show Israeli soldiers holding assault rifles to the head of a blindfolded Palestinian man and spray-painting "Be right back" on 

No irresponsible criticism please: Cong to the critics of Kashmir Interlocutors

The Congress said Monday that political parties or other groups should not resort to "irresponsible criticism" of the Kashmir interlocutors "who were doing a sensitive job in national interest"  

PM says India not to force n-deal on Japan, talks to continue

Indicating a long haul ahead for the civil nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday that India would not force the pact on  

A laddoo king shapes academic careers in Punjab

The hands that once shaped laddoos are now shaping the academic careers of thousands of students. The Lovely group, which ruled in Punjab as the undisputed makers of the coveted celebratory sweet for decades, is now   

More Headlines

Pakistan jumps up the corruption index

Mobile number portability to be launched Nov 1

First Ayurveda hospital gets accreditation

Campaigning ends for third phase of Bihar polls

23 killed, 103 missing after Indonesian quake

Youth from 100 nations to meet, discuss social problems

Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress joins ruling party

Gujarat gets notice on plea to change Gulberg Society case judge

Ayodhya Verdict: Implications for Indian Democracy

India's 'Look East' policy has strategic goals

A laddoo king shapes academic careers in Punjab

US can do little for India's success or failure: think tank

Abuse of Palestinians by Israeli troops the norm, not aberration

Britain, UAE discuss Middle East peace process

Inter-planetary missions a reality soon: ISRO chief


Top Stories

Defamation complaint against Rahul Gandhi for RSS remark

A defamation complaint was Monday lodged in a court in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi against Congress general secretary Rahul   

Little difference between SIMI and RSS: Rahul Gandhi

Ajmer Blast: Cong says charges based on evidence but BJP not convinced


Picture of the Day

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan exchanging the signed documents of a Joint Statement Vision for India-Japan Strategic and Global Partnership in the next decade, in Tokyo, Japan on October 25, 2010.

(Photo: M Asokan)


  Most Read

23 killed, 103 missing after Indonesian quake

At least 23 people were dead and 103 missing a day after a powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia's Mentawai islands, triggering a tsunami with waves up to three metres high, officials said. Harmensyah, head of the Disaster Management Agency in West Sumatra  

Ayodhya Verdict: Implications for Indian Democracy

Much has been said about the Ayodhya verdict especially on the legal technicalities and historical loopholes. This comment is not on these aspects but on the socio-political implications of the verdict. To recapitulate, Allahabad High Court on September 30, 2010, has given judgment on 



RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes











Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.