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Godhra: Mishap or terrorist act?

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Last updated on: January 18, 2005 10:06 IST

Nothing has affected the collective Indian psyche in recent times like the February 27, 2002 incident at Godhra where a compartment of the Sabarmati Express was allegedly set on fire, killing 59 passengers, and the consequent horrific Gujarat riots.

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A month before the third anniversary of one of the saddest events in contemporary Indian history, a investigating committee appointed by Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav suggests that the fire was an accident, and not a diabolic act.

On the other hand, an officer investigating the Godhra case says terrorists set the Sabarmati Express compartment on fire.

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Are we any closer to the truth behind the horrifying episode? Will the truth ever come out?

Tell us what you think!

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