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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Gujarat riots: Contempt notice to Narendra Modi government from High Court

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/gujarat-riots-contempt-notice-to-narendra-modi-government-from-high-court-176562

Gujarat riots: Contempt notice to Narendra Modi government from High Court

NDTV Correspondent, Updated: February 15, 2012 14:11 IST

Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi's government in Gujarat has been issued a
contempt notice for failing to compensate 56 people whose shops were
destroyed in the state's communal riots of 2002.

The Gujarat High Court had ordered the compensation last year; because
the government has still not handed over the money to those affected,
the court has taken action today.

Last week, the High Court ordered the government to fund the repair of
nearly 600 religious buildings that were targeted during the riots,
the worst in independent India. Mr Modi's officers had fought a
Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that asked the state to underwrite
the renovation.