Former Justice Markandey Katju
”Hindu organization organized the killings Hindus in Godhra to Kill more Muslims”
”Over 2000 Muslims were massacred in Gujarat in 20002, including the former M.P. Jafri.
It is said by some that this was only a reaction to the killings of 54 Hindus ( Rambhaktas ) by some Muslims in Godhra. It is said that the attacks on Muslims was only a ‘spontaneous’ reaction by Hindus. I am afraid this ‘spontaneous’ reaction theory does not appeal to me.
It was said by the Nazis that ‘ Kristallnacht ‘ against the Jews in Germany in November 1938 was only a ‘ spontaneous ‘ reaction to the killing of a German diplomat in Paris, when everyone knows it was organized by Goering, Himmler and Heydrich.
My own belief is that it was some right wing Hindu organization which organized the killings of some Hindus in Godhra so as to put the blame on Muslims. I am reminded of the Gleiwitz incident.