Welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the 2002 Gujarat riots, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the conspirators who tried to malign the name of the country have been exposed and they should apologise now. “Truth prevails,” Yogi tweeted on Saturday.
“The clean chit given by the Hon’ble Supreme Court to the respected Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) regarding the Gujarat riots is a declaration of truth and victory. The conspirators should seek a public apology from the country,” the UP chief minister tweeted.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the petition filed against the SIT report giving clean chit to the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi for Gujarat riots in 2002.
This petition was filed on behalf of Zakia Jafri, the wife of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri. The 3-member bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar accepted the investigation report of the SIT as correct. The Supreme Court had reserved the decision seven months ago on December 9, 2021 after completing a marathon hearing on Zakia Jafri’s petition. The SIT formed to investigate the Gujarat riots had given a clean chit to the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi.