Title : Crime against Humanity: Findings and Recommendations (Volume II)
Concerned Citizens Tribunal
Friday 31st May 2002 Asia/Kolkata
Citizens for Justice and Peace
The Tribunal collected 2,094 oral and written testimonies, both individual and collective, from victim-survivors and also independent human rights groups, women’s groups, NGOs and academics. The documentation work done by relief camp managers and community leaders, from lists of persons killed or ‘missing’, to the meticulous tabulation of economic loss and religious desecration, is unprecedented and immense. The Tribunal has benefited greatly from these and they are being published in a separate volume of annexures to our report. In addition, over one dozen detailed fact-finding reports and inquiries were placed before the Tribunal and we have benefited greatly from a close scrutiny of these. We have also collected photographs, copies of FIRs, audio- and video-tapes, as evidence. The sheer volume of the evidence on record took an enormous amount of time and human resources to sift through and evaluate. Yet, as in all human endeavours, there may be deficiencies in the report. For these, we plead extenuation and understanding as unlike in case of official inquiries, it has been voluntary commitment from a whole team that has enabled the completion of this report.

  • Godhra
  • Patterns of Violence
  • Violence Against Women
  • Economic Destruction
  • Religious and Cultural Desecration
  • Preparation for Violence
  • State Complicity
  • 1) Government of Gujarat
  • 2) Police Misbehaviour
  • Role of the Central Government
  • Role of Non-BJP Parties
  • Failure of Criminal Justice System
  • Disturbing Trends: Police System
  • Communalisation of Public Space- Hospitals
  • Relief and Rehabilitation
  • Role of the Media
  • Build-Up in Gujarat
  • Genocide
  • Consequences