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Gujarat Riots: Supreme Court to hear plea challenging PM Modi’s clean chit on November 19

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it has agreed to hear the plea filed by Zakia Jafari against the Special Investigations Agency’s (SIT) clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders in the 2002  Gujarat riots on November 19.

Earlier in October 2017 the Gujarat High court had dismissed Zakia Jafari’s plea challenging the Supreme Court appointed SIT’s clean chit to PM Modi pertaining “larger conspiracy” behind the 2002 Gujarat riots. The Gujarat High Court had upheld the decision of Magisterial court’s verdict which accepted the SITs closure report citing lack of “prosecutable evidence” against PM Modi and other leaders.

The plea was filed by Zakia Jafari, wife of former Congress MP Eshaan Jafari who was killed along with 68 other people in Gulbarga society in Chamanpura, Ahmedabad during the riots. More than 1,000 people died while 2,500 were injured during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

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