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2002 Gujarat riots: UK MP seeks repatriation of bodies of three victims

Scroll | 10/02/2022 11:16 AM | Click to read full article

Labour MP Kim Leadbeater demanded that a coroner from the United Kingdom should be allowed to carry out an inquest into the circumstances of their deaths.

Large-scale communal violence had erupted in Gujarat in February and March 2002 after the burning of a passenger train coach in Godhra. Official figures say the riots resulted in the deaths of 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat at the time.