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India court convicts 31 over deadly Godhra train fire

Posted on 22nd February 2011 at 06:56am

A special court in the western Indian state of Gujarat has found 31 people guilty of setting fire to a passenger train in the town of Godhra in 2002.

A total of 59 people, mainly Hindu pilgrims, died after the Sabarmati Express was allegedly attacked by a Muslim mob.

The attack led to some of the worst riots seen in India and left more than 1,000 people, mainly Muslims, dead.

Gujarat's authorities were criticised for not doing enough to stop the riots.

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