Ehsan Jafri
Indian politician
Ehsan Jafri
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.
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24 Convicted In 2002 Gulbarg Massacre Case: 10 Developments - NDTV
Google News - 9 months
NDTV 24 Convicted In 2002 Gulbarg Massacre Case: 10 Developments NDTV Zakia Jafri's husband Ehsan Jafri, a Congress lawmaker, was among 69 people killed in the Gujarat riots massacre at Gulbarg Society. Ahmedabad: 24 people have been found guilty in the Gulbarg society massacre by a special court, 14 years after a mob ... Verdict in 2002 Gulbarg massacre todayEconomic Times 2002 Gulbarg Society verdict: Special court starts proceedingsTimes of India Ten things to know ahead of 2002 Gulbarg society massacre verdictBusiness Standard The Indian Express -Chandigarh Tribune -News18 -Oneindia all 42 news articles »
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Mother courage
The Times of India - almost 4 years
Zakia Jafri deserves accolades for her grit and determination to get justice for her slain husband. On April 24,  a magistrate in Ahmedabad will begin daily hearings on a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of the slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, challenging the clean chit that the Special Investigation Team gave Narendra Modi’s for his alleged role in the Godhra and post-Godhra violence in 2002. She contends that the SIT overlooked masses of evidence - including dispatches..
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Rs 7 crore windfall for AG and AAG in 2011
The Times of India - over 4 years
In the last seven years, the state government has paid over Rs 12 crore to the advocate general (AG) and additional advocate general (AAG) for appearing in important cases, including lucrative ones like the Lokayukta’s appointment and the petition filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of slain former Congress MP Ehsaan Jafri.
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To sell or not to, Gulbarg Society now a divided house
The Times of India - over 4 years
Should Gulbarg Society be sold off like any other property, or should it be turned into a memorial for victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots? After all, 69 people were killed here in the post-Godhra riots, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri.
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Important documents missing from SIT report: Zakia
Central Chronicle - almost 5 years
Ahmedabad: Zakia Jafri, the main petitioner in the Gulberg society case, on Thursday made a sensational claim that some important documents were missing from the SIT report that was handed to her in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots. The widow of former Congress MP, who was killed in the post-Godhra riots, has filed a petition in a city court demanding that she be given the full SIT report. Zakia told the court that twenty important documents were missing from the SIT report that was given to her. The Supreme Court-appointed SIT had on May 07 handed over its voluminous report on the Gulbarg Society carnage to main complainant Zakia Jafri, whose husband Ehsan Jafri was among 69 people killed during the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat. Zakia had accused Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 57 others of alleged criminal conspiracy in the 2002 riots. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) report was handed over to Zakia in the court of metropolitan magistrate MS Bhatt here. Th ...
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The evidence against Modi
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
An independent investigating team has said it cannot find evidence to support a complaint that Gujarat’s chief minister was complicit in the riots that took place in the state 10 years ago. Some believe that this legitimises Narendra Modi, and makes him a viable candidate for the prime minister’s slot. The reasoning is that it will make the BJP’s allies less wary of the damage that it may cause them if they support his candidature. Most of the BJP’s allies, excluding the Shiv Sena and the Sikhs-only Akali Dal, are secular in the way that we use the word in India. That is to say, they are inclusive and solicit votes from Muslims. Perhaps, this judgment will make them feel less insecure about selling Modi to their constituency. Others don’t think the judgment changes Modi’s image that much among people who believe he could have prevented much of the violence in his state. Both sides have a case but the evidence is not on display yet. We must wait ...
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Ex-BJP CM, eminent citizens demand governor's intervention in Gujarat - TwoCircles.net
Google News - over 5 years
... applications against human rights activist Teesta Setalvad and her organisation. Setalvad is a co-petitioner in a case against Modi and 61 others filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri killed in Gulberg Society during riots
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Activists press for ouster of Tushar Mehta - Indian Express
Google News - over 5 years
... against human rights activist Teesta Setalvad and her organisation. Teesta is a co-petitioner in the case against Narendra Modi and 61 others filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri killed during riots in the Gulberg Society
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Godhra: Officials helped govt, riot suspects - India Today
Google News - over 5 years
Ehsan Jafri, an ageing former Congress MP, was brutally murdered by this mob despite pleading with them on behalf of his residential society. Patel is supposed to be prosecuted by the Gujarat state. But its advocate general Tushar Mehta drafted a
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SC 'friend' in riot probe lands, meets DIG Bhatt - Indian Express
Google News - over 5 years
Ramchandran is in Ahmedabad under the SC's direction to independently consider if there is evidence against Modi and others in connection with a complaint lodged by Zakia Jafri, the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was among 69 people killed
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Civil Society to stage protest for security cover to Gujarat cop - TwoCircles.net
Google News - over 5 years
The affidavit was filed pertaining to the investigations being conducted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on a complaint by Zakia Jafri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, against Modi, senior BJP politicians and bureaucrats
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Commissioner during 2002 riots gets SIT clean chit - Hindustan Times
Google News - over 5 years
In 2002, the Gulberg housing society in Ahmedabad was attacked by a mob, which killed 69 people, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri. Some of the victims of the Gulberg society riots had filed an application in the court earlier this month
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Amit Shah told me not to reveal truth, Bhatt tells Nanavati Commission - The Hindu
Google News - almost 6 years
... in which the former Congress member of the Lok Sabha, Ehsan Jafri was among the 69 people massacred, said Mr. Modi had convened about 10 meetings between February 27 and March 3, 2002, and he himself was present at most of the meetings
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Gulbarg case: Plea filed to arraign 4 cops - Times of India
Google News - almost 6 years
Chudasama did not even gather the records of landline phones, even though the witnesses claimed from the beginning that ex-Congress MP Ehsan Jafri made frantic calls seeking help. Chudasama did not collect medical certificates showing injuries to
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MODI'S BLOODY GHOSTS - HardNews Magazine
Google News - almost 6 years
Ehsan Jafri's wife and civil society activists too have hinted at their lack of faith in the SIT. Indeed, an earlier SIT report submitted to the apex court was recently leaked, in which it had absolved Modi, striking a jarring note with most other
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Gujarat riot: Dalit cops attacked Muslims, upper caste protected them - TwoCircles.net
Google News - almost 6 years
This has tightened the noose around Modi, generating a possibility of registration of FIR against him and 61 others on the petition filed by Zakia Jafri, whose husband and former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was brutally burnt by the rioting mob
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SC snubs SIT, calls in amicus - Indian Express
Google News - almost 6 years
Nearly 70 persons, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, were killed by a rioting mob at the Gulberg housing society in Ahmedabad in 2002. Jafri's widow, Zakia, had complained to the apex court for investigation into the roles of Modi and 61 others
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A panchatantra riddle for Dear anna - HardNews Magazine
Google News - almost 6 years
He should meet Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia Jafri, Bilquis Bano, her little child, Zaheera Sheikh and other survivors, and families and friends of all those who were burnt alive, looted of their Indian citizenship, plundered of their patriotic identities,
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Legal challenge - Frontline
Google News - almost 6 years
Zakia Jafri, wife of the slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri (who was killed in the Gulberg Society massacre), had made 32 specific allegations against Narendra Modi and functionaries of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and civil servants and police
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ehsan Jafri
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2002
    Age 73
    On 28 February 2002, when riots broke out in Gujarat, he was killed by a rampaging mob.
    More Details Hide Details By early morning, a large mob gathered at the Gulberg Society in the Chamanpura suburb of Ahmedabad. This was an almost entirely Muslim housing society where the septuagenarian Ehsan Jafri lived. According to First Information Report of the incident filed by police inspector K.G. Erda, the violent Hindu mob started attacking Muslim owned establishments in the morning and were dispersed by the police. However, they reassembled around 1 PM armed with swords, sticks, pipe and kerosene. had blown up gas cylinders to blast through walls in the Gulbarg Society. The report also mentions that the rioters were guided by voter lists and computer printouts with the addresses of Muslim-owned properties, information obtained from the local municipal administration. This claim was repeated by at least five Muslim witnesses presented before the Nanavati Commission. Gory details of how former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was hacked limb by limb at Gulbarg Society, then burnt, have been reported in Indian media exposes, in the words of those who did it."
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The Special Investigating Team concluded that he was killed after he fired at an agitated mob outside his house. His widow Zakia Jafri has subsequently argued that the state of Gujarat and its then Chief Minister, now the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, was partly responsible for the violence and for the lack of police intervention in favor of the victims at Gulbarg Society. This argument has been rejected by a Special Investigation Committee which concluded that Modi had no responsibility for the incident.
  • 1996
    Age 67
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 43
    In the 1960s, he had joined the Congress Party of Indira Gandhi, and was heading the city unit by 1972.
    More Details Hide Details In 1977, after the emergency when the party was routed in most Indian states, Ehsan managed to win the Ahmedabad seat and became a parliamentarian in the 6th Lok Sabha. Thereafter, he remained active in the party and held several key organizational posts in the Congress Party Administration in Gujarat.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Age 0
    Ehsan Jafri was born in Burhanpur, present day Madhya Pradesh in 1929, and his father was Dr. Allahbaksh Jafri.
    More Details Hide Details In 1935, Ehsan moved to Ahmedabad, studying at the R.C. High School. Subsequently, he was elected General Secretary of the Progressive Editor's Union. Around this time, he also completed his Law degree and started practising as an attorney in Ahmedabad.
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