Ehsan Jafri

Indian Politician
Born Jan 1, 1929

Ehsan Jafri was an ex-Parliamentarian from India who was burnt to death in 2002 in his own home by a group of Hindu rioters during the Gujarat riots of 2002 after the Godhra train burning in which dozens of Hindu karsevaks were killed. He had been a noted trade unionist, and was one of the top party officials of the Congress party in Gujarat. His name is also written Ahsan Jafri.… Read More

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1929 Birth Ehsan Jafri was born in Burhanpur, present day Madhya Pradesh in 1929, and his father was Dr. Allahbaksh Jafri. … Read More


1972 43 Years Old In the 1960s, he had joined the Congress Party of Indira Gandhi, and was heading the city unit by 1972. … Read More


1996 67 Years Old Ehsan Jafri had a lifelong interest in literature. While at school, he had brought out an Urdu magazine. He kept writing even during his years of Labour union struggle. In 1996, he published his volume of poetry titled Qandeel ("Lantern") in Urdu.
It has been alleged that on February 28th 2002, he was killed by a mob armed with machetes when he pleaded with them to spare the lives of the women and children who had taken refuge in his home. … Read More
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