Gulberg massacre: revisiting the horror
The Gulberg Society massacre was one of the lowest points of the Gujarat pogrom during February 2012. A violent Hindu mob attacked the housing society in Ahmedabad.
Among the 69 who were killed was former Congress Parliamentarian Ehsan Jafri, who was murdered brutally. At least 35 were reportedly burnt alive; several houses were gutted down.
This was a case that involved the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then Gujarat Chief Minister. It was among 10 major Gujarat cases re-investigated by the special investigation team appointed by the Supreme Court.
On Thursday, a special SIT court convicted 24 accused and acquitted 36, including BJP corporator Bipin Patel. He was accused of being part of the mob and was charged with murder. Among the convicts is Atul Vaid, a prominent Ayurveda doctor from and a member of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).
The court ruled the massacre was not a conspiracy. It will sentence those convicted on 6 June.
Of the 66 accused, nine have been behind bars for 14 years, while others were out on bail.
Here's a look-back at what happened on 28 February,2002.
Photo curation by Vikas Kumar
Text by Sehar Qazi
Edited by Joyjeet Das