Modi and Gujarat 2002

This excerpt includes some Narendra Modi speeches from 2002, during his Gaurav Yatra and the electoral campaign that followed a few weeks later. Apparently, many past Modi speeches no longer exist online… This is an excerpt from Final Solution, the national award-winning film that probes politics of hate. The film, premiered at the Berlin film festival, has over a dozen international awards, including the Berlinale’s … Continue reading Modi and Gujarat 2002

Final Solution – Gujarat genocide of minorities in India

Final Solution is a study of the politics of hate. Set in Gujarat during the period Feb/March 2002 – July 2003, the film graphically documents the changing face of right-wing politics in India through a study of the 2002 genocide of Muslims in Gujarat. It specifically examines political tendencies reminiscient of the Nazi Germany of early/mid-1930s. Final Solution is anti-hate/ violence as those who forget … Continue reading Final Solution – Gujarat genocide of minorities in India

Have the courts found Modi guilty of any crime?

    It is sometimes claimed that “…the Supreme Court, generally reckoned one of the few incorruptible institutions left in India, can’t find Modi guilty” (comment on a Guardian opinion piece.) This misses the fact that Modi has neither been tried, nor been exhonerated, for his role in the violence in Gujarat in 2002. The legal argument to date has centred on whether he should stand trial. A … Continue reading Have the courts found Modi guilty of any crime?

2002 survivor Sultana on Modi

The Panchmahals district (near Godhra) in Gujarat, witnessed some of the most horrific violence unleashed during the 2002 carnage. Like elsewhere in the state, the violence was marked by assaults targetting women; most such gangrapes went largely unreported. Sultana, one of the most courageous survivors, decided not just to break her silence, but seek justice as well. After giving a chilling account of the incident … Continue reading 2002 survivor Sultana on Modi

Contours of a conspiracy – Teesta Setalwad

Criminal conspiracy under the law is defined as an agreement between at least two persons to commit one or more illegal acts or acts by illegal means. By its criminal intent, such a conspiracy is masterminded under a cloak of secrecy. When, and if, such a conspiracy involves a powerful, constitutionally elected head of a state, it is unlikely that the masterminding of such a … Continue reading Contours of a conspiracy – Teesta Setalwad

Gandalf And His Flo Chart

A lot of the myths around Modi and his economic prowess are based on half truths and gross exaggerations. Modi’s hyped Vibrant Gujarat shows, for instance, convey the impression that Gujarat leads other states in attracting foreign investment. But the truth is that Gujarat has received only 5 per cent of foreign investments in India in the last 12 years. Maharashtra and the National Capital … Continue reading Gandalf And His Flo Chart

Mrs Zakia Jafri files her Protest Petition – Press Release

A cold-blooded and clear-cut conspiracy to manipulate the tragic Godhra incident — from the moment of the terrible news  — was planned and executed by Chief Minister Mr Narendra Modi (Accused no 1), in close consultation, especially with then Health Minister Mr Ashok Bhatt (accused no. 2) , Urban development minister, IK Jadeja (accused no 3) and other co-accused cabinet colleagues and especially VHP leader … Continue reading Mrs Zakia Jafri files her Protest Petition – Press Release

Modi and the Muslims’ Malaise – By HARTOSH SINGH BAL

To think of Narendra Modi, the four-term chief minister of Gujarat, as a potential prime minister and the man who might revive the flagging fortunes of the B.J.P., India’s main opposition party, is to ignore the reality of Gujarat. Most infamously, Modi has been accused of deliberately allowing the sectarian mob violence that killed more than 1,000 people, most of them Muslims, in 2002, soon … Continue reading Modi and the Muslims’ Malaise – By HARTOSH SINGH BAL