India Intelligence Report

GHC Restraints Govt on Banerjee Report


The Gujarat High Court (GHC) restrained the Federal United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government from tabling the controversial Justice Banerjee report that judged the 2002 tragedy in Godhra as an "accident." The GHC said it would have to hear a petition from a relative of a survivor challenging the findings of this maligned commission before making this report official. There is Constitutional ambiguity on which Commission has the right answer. The Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in a controversial fashion and with a questionable charter appointed the Banerjee Commission. The Federal Government appointed Justice Nanavati to investigate the incident with a broad charter. It is unclear what the GHC will hear and how will it control the report.

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