Gujarat police are routinely refusing to file charges against individuals accused of rape during the violence in late February and early March, because they say mob violence cannot be broken down into specific crimes.
A nuclear war is said to have no winners, but Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee seems to think otherwise.
In a landmark judgment last week, the Bombay High Court ruled that divorces between Muslim couples will now have to be "convincingly proved in a court of law under the civil procedure court and the Indian Evidence Act."
The communal violence in Gujarat continues.
Information and analysis, including appeals and requests for donations to assist those affected by the violence in Gujarat.
Communalism Combat, March - April 2002
A women's fact-finding panel that toured Ahmedabad and six riot-ravaged Gujarat districts said that the pattern of violence against Muslims there ''clearly indicates genocide''.
Statement by Mr. Aditya Bondyopadhyay, NGO Briefing, United Nations Commission on Human Rights, April 8, 2002.
Call for a National Campaign For Defence of the Indian Constitution.
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