Dr. Kodnani, who always looked religious in the court room, has been held responsible for spreading communal riots. The Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) clearly gave the verdict that “she committed mass murder or tried to commit murder and destroyed the property of large number of persons.” The allegations against Dr. Kodnani are quite serious not simply because she instigated the riots, but because shewas the one in power in Gujarat.
Dr Kodnani had led and instigated the mob. She distributed the weapons herself. It is shameful that being a public representative, she was on the spot during the riots in Naroda Patiya. It has been revealed that Kodnani had even fired from her own pistol and she came to the spot in a car with other persons and distributed swords amongst the mob. However, Dr. Kodnani tried to defend herself by saying that she had not been at the spot of riots. She said she was at the Sola Civil Hospital with former minister Amit Shah. The honourable court, however squashed all her claims.
Till yesterday no one was able to touch the doctor, as those in power in Gujarat were very close to her and sponsored her activities. This is why her political fortunes rose after the 2002 riots. She was the city president of the BJP. She became the first Sindhi woman to hold a minister’s berth in Gujarat. But what great job had she done? Instigation for communal riots. Just surprising to believe that one in power can be such a devilish rioter.
It is really a revelation for the nation that the riot-mongers all wear a religious mask and in the name of loving God they kill fellow human beings. Now after the court verdict, Dr. Kodnani’s identity as rioter has become clear. What is worse in Gujarat is that those who sponsored riots are still in power. Naroda is a lower middle class Muslim locality in northern Ahmedabad where the Hindu mob went on a killing spree of helpless Muslims. The attackers were mostly from nearby Chharanagar and were personally instigated by Dr. Kodnani.
Only ray of hope is that the legal system has been able to hold to account at least one BJP representative responsible for the darkest mayhem of country’s recent history. Maya resigned as junior minister and for the last three years she had to be present in the court every working day from 10 am to 5 pm where she used to read scriptures and pray to God. All pretensions. The gulf of appearance and reality was so big. She committed the sin of murdering innocent people of the minority community.
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