AHMADABAD, India(AP) — Hundreds of survivors of deadly religious riots gathered in
western India on Monday to mark the 10th anniversary of the country's
worst sectarian violence in recent years, as rights activists accused
the local government of delaying justice.
Feb. 27, 2002, a train fire in Gujarat state killed 60 Hindu pilgrims.
Muslims were blamed for the fire and weeks of rioting followed. More
than 1,100 people, almost all Muslim, were killed or went missing as
Hindu mobs rampaged through towns and villages. Tens of thousands were
left homeless as rioters set fire to Muslim homes and businesses.
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