Over a 3000 Muslims had lost their lives in the communal riots in 2002.
The Nanavati Commission report tabled in the Gujarat Assembly has surprisingly cleared the then Narendra Modi government in the state of complicity in the riots that rocked Gujarat in the wake of the Godhra incident in 2002.
The Concerned Citizens Tribunal Report, estimated that as many as 1,926 may have been killed. Other sources estimated death tolls in excess of 3,000.] Many brutal killings and rapes were reported on as well as widespread looting and destruction of property. The Chief Minister of Gujarat at that time, Narendra Modi, was accused of initiating and condoning the violence, as were police and government officials who allegedly directed the rioters and gave lists of Muslim-owned properties to them.
The Nanavati Commission was constituted to probe the allegations that members of then Cabinet fomented violence against minorities in Gujarat.
The report was submitted to former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel but the final report was tabled earlier on Wednesday in the state assembly, refusing to call the riots a result of “pre-planned conspiracy” or “orchestrated violence.”