The 2002 Gujarat pogrom was one of the worst cases of communal violence in history, and resulted in the ravaging of an entire generation of people and their families.
According to NDTV, the Supreme Court has now ruled that 17 people convicted of burning 33 Muslims alive and serving life sentences will be granted bail. They will move to Madhya Pradesh and do 'social and spiritual services'.
A bench led by Chief Justice SA Bobde gave the ruling, and district legal authorities in Indore and Jabalpur have been asked to ensure that the convicts do 6 hours of community service every day.
The 17 convicts had set fire to a house in Sardarpura village where 33 Muslims were hiding, burning them all alive.
The move drew sharp criticism from several corners.
Seriously is this the punishment for committing genocide?— Viva La Resistance (@demogorgy) January 28, 2020
Those who used hate & violence to make their political careers are occupying highest offices of the country while victims of 2002 riots are still waiting for justice ,hate of Gujarat has spread to whole India as we are seeing since 2014, how hate has become normal today.— Shivam (@ShivamJ24) January 28, 2020
Thank you Supreme Court— Lord ENFP (@EnfpLord) January 28, 2020
That’s just what we like,sanghi terrorists must be shown compassion and innocent people framed under spurious cases must be dealt with strictly
The state legal services authority will send regular compliance reports about the conduct of the convicts once they are moved to Madhya Pradesh.