Verdict closes Indian arson case

The burning of a train carrying Hindu pilgrims in 2002 set off country’s worst communal bloodletting in years.


The burning of a train in the village of Godhra, in India’s Gujarat state, in 2002 killed 59 Hindu pilgrims.

Rightist Hindu politicians blamed Muslims for the fire and it led to Indian’s worst religious violence in years, killing about 2,000 people, mostly Muslims

After a trial lasting almost nine years, 59 people were found guilty.

Al Jazeera’s Prerna Suri reports from Ghodra.

Source: Al Jazeera