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Total recall: the timeline of the Gulberg Society massacre case

Malik Sajad | Updated on: 2 June 2016, 23:07 IST

On 28 February 2002, the Gulberg Society massacre took place in Ahmedabad, killing 69 people, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri.

The massacre took place a day after a train coach carrying Karsevaks was burnt down at Godhra railway station.

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More than 14 years later, on 2 June, a Special SIT Court in Ahmedabad pronounced its verdict on the massacre. The verdict was expected to bring a closure to the case, but the survivors and families of the victims were left disappointed, as the court convicted 24 people while acquitting 36, including BJP corporator Bipin Patel.

Those dissatisfied with the verdict have pledged to appeal the verdict, with the face of the struggle, Zakia Jafri, wife of Ehsan, saying the acquittal of 36 people was 'unfortunate'. Saying that complete justice had not been done, Zakia demanded to know why the BJP corporator had been let off, and pledged that her fight for justice would go on.

Here is a timeline of the Gulberg Society case.

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First published: 2 June 2016, 23:07 IST