Godhra Train

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Gujarat Court Sentences Accused To Life Imprisonment For 2002 Godhra Train Burning

The defendant in the case of Godhra train atrocity, which had caused the worst riots in Gujarat history, was sentenced to life imprisonment on July 2 by a court in Godhra, Gujarat's Panchmahal district. Rafik Bhatuk, the accused, was apprehended in February 2021. On February 27, 2002, he was suspected of being part in the burning down of a train carrying "karsevaks" returning from Ayodhya, murdering 59 of them. 

Sun, 03 Jul 2022 - 12:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: godhra train, burning, Gujarat, karsevaks, Ayodhya

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

Drugs burned in Yangon.

Photo: The Bangkok Post

Drugs Recovered From Myanmar Worth Half Billion Burnt To Ashes

More than half a billion dollars worth of drugs was burned by Myanmar authorities on June 26. The idea was to warn the drug smugglers who were back in business despite COVID-19 restrictions. The activity was carried out on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2021. However, the initiative took place in Yangon where various narcotics opium, heroin, methamphetamine and more were ignited. 

Sun, 27 Jun 2021 - 09:41 AM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Drugs, Myanmar, burning, Drug smugglers

Courtesy: The Economic Times