THE PERFECT EYE-WASH

The two-member commission headed by retired supreme court justice G.T.Nanavati (who dealt with 1984 Anti-Sikh riots), investigating the 2002 Godhra train carnage and the subsequent Gujarat riots, submitted the first part (168-pages) of its report, this week, to the state government (of course, in the red-lotus hands of Chief Minister Narendra Modi).

To the (selective) Amnesia people: 58 Karsevaks from Ayodhya, including 25 women and 15 children, were burnt alive inside S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express in Godhra on 27-February-2002, when a violent mob set ablaze. The incident led to the flaring up of Hindu - Muslim communal violence throughout Gujarat, claiming more than 1,000 lives of minorities (which Modi narrated as Newton's third law).

After examining more than 1,000 witnesses in the span of six years, the commission says "There is absolutely no no evidence to show that either the Chief Minister or any of the ministers in his council or police officers had played any role in the incident. On the basis of fact and circumstances proved by the evidence, the burning was a pre-planned act".

If partial report doesn't mean partial truth, its "MODIfied".

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