Hindus Jailed over Gujarat Riots

October 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


A court in India's Gujarat state has sentenced eight people to life in jail for murder and other crimes committed during religious riots in 2002.

The men, all Hindus, were found guilty of burning seven Muslims to death. Three were also found guilty of rape.

Three others were convicted of lesser crimes and jailed for three years each.

At least 1,000 people, most of them Muslims, were killed in the riots, which were among India's bloodiest since partition in 1947.