Though officially classified as a communalist riot, the events of 2002 have been described as a pogrom by many scholars
According to official figures, the riots ended with 1,044 dead, 223 missing, and 2,500 injured. Of the dead, 790 were Muslim and 254 Hindu. The Concerned Citizens Tribunal Report, estimated that as many as 1,926 may have been killed. Other sources estimated death tolls in excess of 2,000. Many brutal killings and rapes were reported on as well as widespread looting and destruction of property. Narendra Modi, then Chief Minister of Gujarat and later Prime Minister of India, was accused of condoning the violence, as were police and government officials who allegedly directed the rioters and gave lists of Muslim-owned properties to them
Tensions have flared at two of India's best-known universities over the screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his role in deadly religious riots in 2002.
Police detained about a dozen students at Jamia Millia Islamia university in Delhi ahead of a planned screening.
On Tuesday students at another Delhi university said power and internet had been cut to stop them showing the film.
JNU student leaders distributed QR codes so people could stream the video on their laptops and phones.
stones were thrown at them by "a group of 20-30 people"
Tech companies — including Twitter — are following the Indian government’s demands to suppress a BBC documentary critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As reported by The Intercept and TechCrunch, Twitter and YouTube both locally blocked The Modi Question, which investigates claims of Modi’s involvement in India’s deadly 2002 Gujarat riots.
Cat Turd Two: "My pageviews are down 3%, I demand an invetigation into the vast conspiracy against my tweets"— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) January 25, 2023
Elon: On it right away sir!
User: "why are you censoring an anti-Modi documentary at his behest?"
Elon: "I do not pay attention to what happens at...Twitter, was it?" pic.twitter.com/LD9YodZJqH