Zakia Jafri, widow of slain MP Ehsan Jafri, on Tuesday lost the right to petition against Gujarat riots closure report. A metrpolitan court in Ahmedabad has ordered that Zakia cannot file protest petition against the SIT report giving clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi due to lapse of time.
Zakia’s lawyer said that they will challenge the court’s verdict in Supreme Court. Zakia’s son Tanvir said, “The court order is very shocking.”
Former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was among 69 people allegedly burnt alive by a rioting mob on February 28, 2002 at the Gulbarg Housing Society in Ahmedabad where they lived.
According to Zakia Jafri, when the mob attacked, her husband made frantic calls to the police and even to the chief minister’s office for help but to no avail. She has waged a legal battle against Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 61 other senior government officials from one court to another court.