The shocking and graphic details of the massacre of the minority community in Gujarat in 2002 have been brought out by the perpetrators themselves in the Tehelka footage shown on television. It has confirmed what is well known that the 2002 violence in Gujarat was a State-sponsored one. The Chief Minister Modi and his government were fully responsible for this gross violation of human rights and subversion of the Constitution, a statement said on October 26.
A number of cases pertaining to the Gujarat killings are before the Supreme Court. There has been a great delay in disposing of these cases and bringing the culprits to book. The Tehelka tapes should be taken as prime facie evidence and the Supreme Court and the Central Government should move expeditiously to see that all those guilty are brought to justice. The Central Government and the law enforcement agencies have a special responsibility in this regard.