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Gulberg Massacre : Zakia Jafri’s family demands strict punishment against accused

After a special SIT court in Ahmedabad, convicted 24 accused out of the 66 in the 2002 Gulbarg society massacre, the court is expected to pronounce the quantum of sentence today (June 6). Prosecution is seeks capital punishment for the convicts.The Jafri family–Ehsan Jafri’s wife Zakia Jafri and son Tanvir–want strictest punishement to the convicts.

The Gulberg Society massacre in Ahmedabad on Feb 28, 2002 when Narendra Modi was Gujarat Chief Minister shook the nation when a mob of 400 people set about attacking the society in the heart of Ahmedabad and killed the residents including Jafri. It was one of the nine cases of the 2002 Gujarat riots probed by the Supreme Court-appointed SIT. The incident had taken place a day after S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express was burnt near Godhra train station on February 27, 2002 in which 58 ‘kar sevaks’ going to Ayodhya were killed.

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