India Intelligence Report

Banerjee Says Godhra an Accident


The Justice Banerjee Commission concluded that the fire on a train at Muslim town Godhra in 2002 that killed 59 Hindu volunteers and sparked reprisal attacks on Muslims elsewhere was an accident. The Government of India appointed former Supreme Court Justice Banerjee in September 2004 to investigate into claims that the Godhra incident was a terrorist attack targeting Hindu volunteers returning from Ayodhya in February 2002. Dismissing this theory, Banerjee said that four exit doors were not locked and of the 250 people in the coach that burnt down only 59 died from toxicity and suffocation caused by rexin, foam, and other inflammable materials. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad dismissed the whole investigation as “eyewash” aimed to gain minority sympathies and brush aside justice.

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