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Gujarat riots: Supreme Court to hear in January Zakia Jafri's plea against clean chit to PM Modi

Zakia, the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who was killed in one of the worst incidents during the riots, has challenged the Gujarat High Court's October 5, 2017 order rejecting her plea against the SIT's decision.

December 03, 2018 / 12:11 PM IST
Zakia Jafri shows a photograph of her late husband Ehsan Jafri, a lawmaker for the Congress party which now sits in opposition, who was hacked to death by a Hindu mob in riots, inside her son's house in Surat, India, September 15, 2015. Jafri, a frail 76-year-old, has begun what may be the last legal battle to pin blame on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for deadly riots that shook the state of Gujarat when he was chief minister, and claimed her husband's life. Picture taken September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - GF10000208146

Zakia Jafri shows a photograph of her late husband Ehsan Jafri, a lawmaker for the Congress party which now sits in opposition, who was hacked to death by a Hindu mob in riots, inside her son's house in Surat, India, September 15, 2015. Jafri, a frail 76-year-old, has begun what may be the last legal battle to pin blame on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for deadly riots that shook the state of Gujarat when he was chief minister, and claimed her husband's life. Picture taken September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - GF10000208146

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred till the third week of January the hearing on a plea filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots.

Zakia, the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who was killed in one of the worst incidents during the riots, has challenged the Gujarat High Court's October 5, 2017 order rejecting her plea against the SIT's decision.

A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Hemant Gupta posted the matter for hearing in the third week of January.
PTI

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