X. INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION
“India: Five years on - the bitter and uphill struggle for Justice in
Gujarat” Report by Amnesty International
In its report titled “India: Five years on - the bitter and uphill
struggle for Justice in Gujarat” Amnesty International has made some
direct victims of that violence and their relatives continue to face
serious challenges and obstacles in securing justice.
The plight of those internally displaced from their homes as a result of
the violence is a continuing one. As many as 5,000 families are living in
“relief colonies” without basic amenities or official recognition from the
Government of Gujarat. The Government of Gujarat however continues to
assert that all those displaced as a result of the violence have been
There is an ongoing practice of social and economic boycotting of Muslim
communities in the state.
Amnesty International believes that, five years on, the Government
of Gujarat remains unrepentant for its failings to protect the Muslim
minority and to ensure that victims obtain justice, truth and reparations.
2005, Amnesty International’s report on Gujaratnoted how before but particularly after the communal violence in
2002, leaflets circulated by the ruling BJP in collaboration with the
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) called for a systematic economic boycott of
Muslims. The leaflets circulated by the BJP and VHP urged Hindus not to
buy from Muslims or to sell to them, not to use their services of any
kind, not to employ them or be employed by them, with the clearly
expressed objective to drive them from the state.
Amnesty International remains concerned that the Gujarat government has
failed to provide full or, in most instances, any, reparations to victims
and their families, including restitution, rehabilitation, satisfaction
and guarantees of non-repetition, in accordance with international
Amnesty International urges the Government of India to ratify the Optional
Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination against Women. The Optional Protocol provides for
individual petitions and for inquiries into systematic violations of the
Convention, affording an international remedy for women who have suffered
human rights abuses.
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and uphill struggle for Justice in Gujarat” Report by Amnesty International