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Poonam Ben weeps while searching for the body of her father-in-law at a morgue in a hospital in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002. REUTERS/Arko Datta

Smoke pours from the carriage of a train on fire in Godhra, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, February 27, 2002. Up to 56 people died on Wednesday after a train carrying Hindu activists from the controversial site of a razed mosque was set on fire in western India, officials said. REUTERS/Str


Firemen try to put out a fire in a train in Godhra, in Gujarat February 27, 2002. Up to 56 people have died after a train carrying Hindu activists from the controversial site of a razed mosque was set on fire in western India, officials said. REUTERS/Str

A poilceman looks over a burnt coach and belongings of Hindu activists at Godhra station, early on February 28, 2002, some 200 kms from Ahmedabad. (AFP)


A charred body being recovered from Sabarmati Express at Godhra railway station in Gujrat on Wednesday. (PTI)

Mourners surround bodies of those killed after a mob burnt a train carrying Hindu devotees. The funeral procession in Ahmedabad on February 28 took place against a backdrop of religious riots, sparked by the train fire in which 58 people died. The reprisal attacks killed 133 people. REUTERS/Stringer


FRIDAY FURY: Despite the deployment of the army, rampaging mobs ruled the streets of Ahmedabad for the second day on Friday. There was no respite from the violence in the rest of Gujarat either.

Jawans of the Madras regiment storm into a house in Bapu Nagar after residents were seen roaming outside during the curfew in the old town of Ahmedabad on Friday, March 1, 2002. (HT photo by Kaushik Ramaswamy)


A stranded family at Vasant-Rajab Colony on Friday, March 1, 2002, during the curfew hours in the old city area of Ahmedabad. (HT photo by Kaushik Ramaswamy)

Razia, a Muslim woman, cries while praying near her destroyed home near Ahmedabad, on Saturday, March 2, 2002. Vengeful Hindu mobs torched Muslim homes, killing scores, and rioting spread through western Gujarat state Saturday as the death toll in India's worst religious strife in a decade reached 408, officials said. (AP)


A policeman walks past a burned body at Naroda Paldi in Ahmedabad on 2 March 2002. Over 200 Muslim houses were burnt down in which over 25 people were burnt alive in retalitation to the attack on the Sabarmati Express in Gujarat which left at least 58 people dead - mostly Hindu activists. Police put the state-wide toll in rioting since the train massacre at 258, with 208 dead in Ahmedabad alone. (AFP)

A member of India's Rapid Action Force patrols in Ahmedabad, Friday, March 1, 2002. (AP)


A policeman looks at burning shop in Ahmedabad on 1 March 2002. Escalating Hindu and Muslim violence has left almost 250 dead in the western state of Gujarat. (AFP)

A Hindu mob takes cover as Muslims fire crude bombs at them in Bapunagar on 1 March 2002 in Ahmedabad. (AFP)


A Hindu mob armed with swords challenges Muslims at Bapunagar on 1 March 2002 in Ahmedabad. Escalating Hindu and Muslim violence has left more than 200 dead in the western state of Gujarat. (AFP)

Smoke rises from burning houses as a member of the Rapid Action Force patrols in Ahmedabad, on March 1, 2002. (AP)


Residents walk past burnt and destroyed buildings in Ahmedabad, the main city in Gujarat, March 1, 2002.

Residents of Ahmedabad sit outside their damaged house in front of a burnt motorcycle on March 2, 2002. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore


An elderly Indian woman tries to balance a table on her head as she salvages belongings from her neighborhood in Ahmedabad, the main city in Gujarat, on March 2. 2002. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore

A youth runs for cover past burning debris on the streets of Ahmedabad on March 1, 2002.  (AP)


A youth throws rocks amid burning debris on the streets of Ahmedabad on March 1, 2002. (AP)

An Indian woman shouts at the police in Ahmedabad, the main city in Gujarat, on March 1, 2002. A hardline Indian Hindu group on Friday offered to delay its plan to build a controversial temple in a bid to help end the bloodiest religious violence in a decade, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. REUTERS/Arko Datta


An Indian Muslim man stranded on the first floor of his house and surrounded by Hindu rioters begs to nearby police to rescue him in Ahmedabad, the main city in Gujarat, on March 1, 2002. REUTERS/Arko Datta

A man carries goods looted from a shop in riot-torn Ahmedabad while a policeman looks on, February 28, 2002. Troops arrived in Gujarat on Friday to crush religious violence that has killed 100 people in two days, the worst communal bloodshed in a decade. REUTERS/Arko Datta


Rioters walk away with looted goods in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002. Hindu mobs rampaged through Gujarat on Thursday after a train carrying Hindu devotees was torched by suspected Muslim arsonists, forcing authorities to seek the army's help to try to end the violence. REUTERS/Arko Datta

An Indian rioter walks away with goods looted from a burning shop in Ahmedabad, February 28, 2002. Angry crowds went on a rampage in India on Thursday, destroying Muslim property in reprisals for an attack that burned 58 Hindu activists and their children alive on a train. REUTERS/Arko Datta


A mob loots an electrical hardware shop after VHP activists called for a strike in Gujarat on February 28, 2002. (AFP)

Rioters wave sticks as they stand next to a bonfire on the streets of Ahmedabad February 28, 2002. Angry crowds went on a rampage in Gujarat on Thursday, destroying Muslim property. REUTERS/Stringer


Smoke billows from a building set alight by rioters in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002. Police used gunfire and tear gas to control hundreds of Hindus targeting Muslim-owned shops and sparking a running street battle with police and Muslim residents. (AFP)

Flames engulf shops set alight by rioters in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002. Police used gunfire and tear gas to control hundreds of Hindus targeting Muslim-owned shops and sparking a running street battle with police and Muslim residents. (AFP)


People attack Muslim houses at Sahapur in Ahmedabad in Gujarat state on February 28, 2002. (AFP)

A truck after being set on fire by an angry mob in retaliation to the attack on Sabarmati Express in Godhra, Gujarat, on Wednesday, February 27, 2002. (HT)


Mobs burn vehicles in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002,(AP)

Mobs burn vehicles in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002,(AP)


Bajrang Dal activists climbs on top of a billboard as he shouts slogans against Muslims at Sahapur in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002(AFP)

A policemen looks at burning Muslim shops at the entrance of a mosque in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002 after VHP activists attacked the place. (AFP)


A Bajranj Dal activist armed with a iron stick shouts slogans against muslims as they went burning Muslim shops and attacked residences at Sahapur in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002. (AFP)

LAST REFUGE: A child injured in the riots sits inside an Ahmedabad mosque after his father took shelter there. (Reuters)
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