SC ends all Gujarat riots litigation


On Tuesday, the Supreme Court succumbed to a number of contempt cases brought against the Uttar Pradesh government and its personnel in relation to the 1992 destruction of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. The top court also halted all legal actions taken during the Gujarat post-Godhra riots in 2002.

The Supreme Court stated that the contempt cases had lost their viability with the passage of time and in light of the top court’s ruling on the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute issue in Ayodhya in 2019.

Regarding the proceedings started during the post-Godhra riots, the court said that eight out of nine important cases prosecuted by the special investigation team in accordance with the court’s instructions had reached their conclusion and the cases have grown infructuous as time has passed.