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2002 Gujarat Massacre: SC adjourns hearing of Zakia Jafri’s plea challenging Modi’s acquittal till Nov 26

The Supreme Court of India Monday adjourned the petition hearing of Zakia Jafri challenging the acquittal of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, then chief minister of Gujarat, and several others in the 2002 Godhra masscare case till November 26.

Ehsan Jafri, a former Congress MP, was killed by a mob which attacked the Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad on the afternoon of February 28, 2002.

On October 5, 2017, the Gujarat High Court acquitted then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and other politicians and senior bureaucrats by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in its closure report, statingg lack of “prosecutable evidence” against them as a reason.

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