Media coverage

Worldwide media coverage of the Dawood Family and events in Gujarat

Ex-British diplomat testifies on Skype
A former British diplomat to India deposed through video conferencing on Saturday in the killing of three British nationals in Prantij, Sabarkantha, during the 2002 riots.
The Indian Express 20/02/2012

Ex-UK envoy deposes via Skype, but won’t swear by God

A former British diplomat, who was posted in India and was deposing from London on Saturday in the case involving the killing of three British nationals in Prantij of Sabarkantha district during the 2002 riots, landed the special court here in a spot when he refused to take oath in the name of God, saying he did not believe in God.
The Indian Express 19/02/2012

Hope of justice for Gujarat riot victims
The Supreme Court’s order on the establishment of a Special Investigating Team to probe Gujarat riot cases is a step in the right direction.
The Gulf Times 2/04/2008

Are India’s lower courts failing to deliver justice?
The outbreak of 2002 continues to return to the headlines to haunt Narendra Modi.
Thaindian News 29/3/2008

India Orders New Inquiry Into 2002 Clashes
The Indian Supreme Court has ordered fresh investigations into several high-profile cases of Hindu-Muslim violence in 2002 in Gujarat State.
The New York Times 27/03/2008

Probe afresh 14 Gujarat cases: court
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said a five-member special investigation team (SIT) would conduct a fresh probe or further investigations into 14 post-Godhra communal riots cases to enable a free and fair trial.
The Hindu 26/3/2008

Indian court orders fresh probe into Gujarat riots
The Supreme Court ordered a fresh probe on Tuesday into one of India’s bloodiest Hindu-Muslim riots in 2002.
Reuters 25/3/2008

A Gujarati Perspective
“To understand why Modi is so popular in Gujarat, it helps to be a Gujarati.”
Hindustani Times 26/01/2008

Court convicts 12 in Gujarat riots case
A court convicted 12 Hindu men on Friday in connection with the gang-rape of a pregnant Muslim woman and the murder of her family in a trial seen as key to winning justice for victims of one of India’s worst religious riots.
Reuters India 18/01/2008

Rampant tourist murders in India
Are certain parts of India more receptive to Muslims tourists than others?
eTurboNews 29/05/07

Murder of British Tourists in India: Early Day Motion
Black Information Link 25/5/2007

News from the Dawood Campaign
Awaaz 15/05/2007

Dawood Family calls on Indians to ‘Do the Right Thing’ 18/05/2007
Full press release [pdf]
Full text of the Early Day Motion [parliament website]

Family’s five year battle for justice
Batley News 01/02/2007

Family’s heartbreak quest for justice
Batley News 01/02/2007

Plea for transfer of suits against Narendra Modi turned down
Court says it cannot assume that petitioners will not get justice in Gujarat.
The Hindu, 09/01/2007

SC declines to transfer cases outside Gujarat
The Supreme Court has declined to transfer three civil suits outside Gujarat., 08/01/2007

Former MP’s widow wants action against Gujarat CM
Widow of former MP Ehsan Jaffrey, killed in Gujarat’s sectarian riots of 2002, files a police complaint against Modi.
Gulf Times, 9/7/2006

Ex-MP’s widow seeks action against Modi
Monsters and Critics, 8/7/2006

Gujarat on fire again
Baroda has witnessed riots on a scale reminiscent of the Gujarat carnage in 2002.
Milli Gazette, 18/5/2006

‘Mass grave’ unearthed in Gujarat
Remains of what are said to be Muslim victims of 2002’s religious riots are found in Gujarat.
BBC, 27/12/2005

61,000 persons still missing in Gujarat
Three years after the massacre of humanity about 61,000 persons are still missing in the state, most of whom are people belonging to the minority community.
Milli Gazette Online, 16/5/2005

Move On And Get Modi Tried
The formation of the ‘Coalition against Genocide’ and efforts in Britain have brought back into focus the anti-human weltanshaaung of the communal fascists in general and Narendra Modi in particular., 1/4/2005

Calls for Modi’s resignation
Patna Daily Nitish Suggests Removal of Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister 25/04/2005
People’s Democracy Prominent Personalities Demand Dismissal Of Modi 24/04/2005
The Times of India Yet another jolt for Modi 24/04/2005
The Telegraph, Calcutta Cop claims Modi diary was official 23/04/2005

Modi cancels UK visit
The Telegraph of India Modi security cover leaks 27/03/2005 Modi cancelled trip after specific threat to his life 26/03/2005 This time Modi’s 36 hrs in UK can be stormy 23/03/2005
BBC Gujarat leader calls off UK visit 25/03/2005 UK feels heat over Gujarat leader’s visit 22/03/2005

Modi Denied US Visa
BBC US stands by India visa decision 21/03/2005 Narendra Modi denied visa to visit US 18/03/2005
Hindustan Times US Congressmen commended for anti-Modi resolution 17/03/2005

Family’s Fight For Justice Goes To The Top
The relatives of two Batley men believed to have been murdered during religious riots in Gujarat have taken their fight for justice to the Home Office.
Batley Today 03/03/2005

Remembering The Gujarat Genocide
Victims of post-Godhra riots have waited three years for truth to prevail., 1/3/2005

Godhra train fire enquiry India, Panel says Godhra train fire accidental 18/01/2005
BBC Gujarat train fire: The elusive truth 18/01/2005 Godhra train fire accidental: Report 17/01/2005

Best Bakery Case
The Times of India Zaheera took Rs 18 lakh to flip-flop 22/12/2004
BBC Key Gujarat witness ‘saw nothing’ 21/12/2004
Khaleej Times Key prosecution witness in Gujarat massacre trial retracts statements 21/12/2004

Court orders Gujarat riot review
India’s Supreme Court has ordered police in the state of Gujarat to review some 2,000 riot cases which were earlier dismissed as closed.
BBC 17/08/2004

Modi sued for 5 million dollars
Web India 123 24/06/2004
Yahoo India 24/06/2004

Dawood Family file civil suit in Indian courts
Daily Telegraph Murdered Britons’ families seek damages, 07/05/2004
Navhind Times Post-Godhra riots: Summons issued to Modi, 13 others, 07/05/2004
BBC Court seeks response to riot suit, 6/5/2004
The Guardian Family challenges Indian state over murders by mob, 6/5/2004
newindpress NRIs demand Rs 22 crore compensation from Modi, 1/5/2004
The Hindu Suit against Modi, 1/5/2004
The Times of India NRIs seek Rs 22-cr damages, 1/5/2004 Widows of UK Muslims Killed in Riot Launch £2.88M Lawsuit, 1/5/2004

Complete collusion between accused & prosecution in Gujarat riots
In the severest indictment of the justice system in the Gujarat riot cases so far, Chief Justice of India V N Khare said that there was ‘complete collusion’ between the accused and those whose job it was to get them justice.
The Indian Express 02/05/2004

Gujarat murder mob suspects to face retrial
Leaders condemned for failing to stem bloodshed
The Guardian 14/4/2004
Full text of judgement (pdf)

‘In Bad Faith’ – British Charity & Hindu Extremism
Violent hate politics against Muslim and Christian minorities has grown massively in India in recent years. The organization at the core of hate-driven ‘Hindutva’ activities is the extremist, paramilitary, Fascist-inspired Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)
Awaaz: South Asia Watch

Gujarat – Denial of Justice for Victims
On the second anniversary of the massacres in Gujarat, Amnesty International expresses its solidarity with all the victims of the Godhra and post-Godhra violence and with their families.
Amnesty International 26/2/2004

Bilal’s return to Gujarat
BBC Radio 4’s Crossing Continents accompanied Bilal Dawood as he returned to Gujarat to revisit the crime scene
BBC, 18/12/2003 [local copy]
Listen to the program (mp3, 28 mins, 1.59MB)

SC notice to Gujarat on death of British nationals
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Gujarat government and the Centre on a petition alleging shoddy investigation into killings of three British nationals by a mob during the post-Godhra riots, 19/12/2003 [local copy]

Jesuit Priest: Situation in Gujarat now worse than it was in 2002
Inter communal relations in the western Indian state of Gujarat are “worse’ than they were in March 2002, Jesuit priest Father Cedric Prakash of Ahmedabad told a meeting in London.
The Milli Gazette, November 2003
[local copy only: PDF (83KB)]

Abuse of the law in Gujarat: Muslims detained illegally in Ahmedabad
Well-founded reports of the use of arbitrary and illegal detention by Crime Branch police in Ahmedabad in the past year.
Amnesty International 6/11/2003

Justice in Gujarat
Eighteen months after communal violence in the Indian state of Gujarat left up to 2,000 people – mostly Muslims – dead, the state government seems unable to provide justice for the victims.
Channel 4 News 6/10/2003

Protests meet Narendra Modi on his visit to Britain
The Guardian UK Muslim groups plan protests over Modi visit 15/08/2003
The Guardian He is blamed for the death of 2,000 Muslims in India. So why is Narendra Modi in Wembley?
BBC Indian minister to face protests
The Times of India UK rights group seeks Modi’s arrest [local copy]

A confused community burdened with irresponsible leaders
London: The meeting of three Indian Muslims with Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, in London has sparked controversy among Indian Muslims in the UK.
The Milli Gazette, July 2003
[local copy only: PDF (3MB)]

Protect Gujarat Activists Now
The Indian government must protect three activists harassed and intimidated for their efforts to protect witnesses to last year’s massacres in Gujarat.
Human Rights Watch 5/09/2003

Court raps Gujarat over riot case
India’s Supreme Court has strongly censured the government in Gujarat state for its handling of a controversial riot case.
BBC News [local copy]

India: Gujarat Massacre Cases Sabotaged
The ringleaders of massacres committed in 2002 are still roaming free in Gujarat, Human Rights Watch charges in a new 70-page report, Compounding Injustice: The Government’s Failure to Redress Massacres in Gujarat. The report examines the record of state authorities in holding perpetrators accountable and providing humanitarian relief to victims of state-supported massacres of Muslims in February and March 2002.
Human Rights Watch [local copy]

Authorities slammed over Gujarat violence
Human Rights Watch accuses the Gujarat state government of failing to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of 1,000 Muslims in violence last year.
BBC [local copy]

Gujarat massacre cases sabotaged
The ringleaders of massacres committed in 2002 are still roaming free in Gujarat, Human Rights Watch (HRW)charged in a new report released July.
The Muslim News [local copy]

Gujarat Officials Took Part in Anti-Muslim Violence
State officials of Gujarat, India were directly involved in the killings of hundreds of Muslims since February 27 and are now engineering a massive cover-up of the state’s role in the violence.
Human Rights Watch [local copy]

Carnage in Gujarat Unpunished
One year after the beginning of communal violence in Gujarat that claimed over 2,000 lives, there have been no convictions of those responsible and little in the way of promised relief for victims, Human Rights Watch said today.
Human Rights Watch [local copy]

Families’ anguish over fate of men
An MP is urging the Foreign Office to do more to uncover the fate of four West Yorkshire men caught up in last year’s violence in the Indian state of Gujarat.
BBC News [local copy]

Family criticise search for missing men
Relatives of two Muslims from West Yorkshire who went missing after riots in India say “little” is being done to find them.
BBC News [local copy]

Report damns Gujarat Government
A leading non-governmental organisation in India alleges police and state complicity in the recent violence in the state of Gujarat.
BBC News

Gujarat Muslim women ‘rape victims’
Muslim women suffered “unimaginable inhuman and barbaric” sexual violence in recent communal riots in Gujarat, a women’s team says.
BBC News [local copy]

UK Muslim killed in riots
A man from Yorkshire is dead and two relatives are missing after being caught up in the violence in the Indian state of Gujarat.
BBC News [local copy]

Family’s hopes for missing Britons
Relatives of two British men missing after being caught up sectarian riots in India cling to the hope they will be found alive.
BBC News