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Army sent in to quell riots  Army units are trying to stem clashes between Hindus and Muslims which left 40 people dead 27 Muslims burned to death   Fresh violence broke out in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. 1,000 troops have arrived Troops try to stop bloodshed
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51 arrested over train attack  Arrested are being held on charges of arson, rioting and looting. Those arrested were all Muslims Communal riots sweep Gujarat
Attackers set train ablaze. 55 killed


February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.27  
  A stone-throwing mob stopped the Sabarmati Express carrying hardline Hindu activists and set several coaches on fire
 
Feb.28  
  40 people have been killed - including six shot by police. Hindu activists took revenge on Muslims
 
 


March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  
  Hundreds of troops have been deployed across state of Gujarat in an attempt to quell the outbreak of Hindu-Muslim bloodshed
  Key arrest as violence rages  Mob of 3,000 Hindus had attacked the village, burning 30 Muslims to death in their homes   Army acts to quell riots  Deployment of army troops has helped quell 3 days of violence between Hindus and Muslims Mar.2   News blackouts on riots  State authorities have imposed restrictions on news broadcasts to curb Hindu-Muslim violence that has left 350 dead   Violence fans out  More incidents of arson and looting have been reported from villages Mar.16     Clashes force new curfew Map of Ahmedabad India  Police have imposed a curfew in parts of city of Ahmedabad after deadly clashes between Hindu and Muslim gangs

April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.25   Refugee crisis looms  More than 100,000 people, mostly Muslims, now sheltering in camps as communal violence Apr.30   Coalition defeats censure vote  The Government has survived a censure vote in parliament over its handling of the sectarian violence in Gujarat

May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.28   Bomb blasts   About a dozen people were injured in 3 explosions in the city of Ahmedabad, capital of the Indian state

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.12   Indian president tours strife-torn state  Parts of the troubled Gujarat have been given a frantic makeover ahead of a controversial visit by A. P. J. Adbul Kalam

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Sep.24   Gunmen storm Hindu temple
  Gunmen have killed at least 23 people at the Swaminarayan Temple in the state capital, Gandhinagar
  Indian commandos storm Hindu temple  Commandos have stormed a temple to try to flush out several gunmen. One commando and one militant are killed Sep.25   3,000 soldiers sent to stem violence  The Indian army is trying to prevent a reaction after Islamic militants killed more than 30 people in a Hindu temple   Troops move in after temple raid  About 3,000 soldiers are patrolling Gandhinagar to keep the peace and stop riots breaking out Sep.27   India probes temple massacre  The government suspects 'externa' involvement as Hindu groups call for a nationwide response to the killing of worshippers

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.15   Ruling party wins poll
  The ruling Hindu nationalist party is recording a sweeping victory in the violence wracked state of Gujarat





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Army sent in to quell riots  Army units are trying to stem clashes between Hindus and Muslims which left 40 people dead Troops try to stop bloodshed




Gujarat, 2002 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.28
Mar.1
  Hundreds of troops have been deployed across state of Gujarat in an attempt to quell the outbreak of Hindu-Muslim bloodshed
Mar.1 Army acts to quell riots
  Deployment of army troops has helped quell 3 days of violence between Hindus and Muslims Sep.24 Indian commandos storm Hindu temple  Commandos have stormed a temple to try to flush out several gunmen. One commando and one militant are killed Sep.25 3,000 soldiers sent to stem violence  The Indian army is trying to prevent a reaction after Islamic militants killed more than 30 people in a Hindu temple Sep.25 Troops move in after temple raid  About 3,000 soldiers are patrolling Gandhinagar to keep the peace and stop riots breaking out



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2002 Apr.25 Refugee crisis looms  More than 100,000 people, mostly Muslims, now sheltering in camps as communal violence



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2002 Feb.27 Attackers set train ablaze. 55 killed
  A stone-throwing mob stopped the Sabarmati Express carrying hardline Hindu activists and set several coaches on fire
Feb.27 51 arrested over train attack  Arrested are being held on charges of arson, rioting and looting. Those arrested were all Muslims Feb.28 Communal riots sweep Gujarat
  40 people have been killed - including six shot by police. Hindu activists took revenge on Muslims
Feb.28 27 Muslims burned to death   Fresh violence broke out in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. 1,000 troops have arrived Mar.1 Key arrest as violence rages  Mob of 3,000 Hindus had attacked the village, burning 30 Muslims to death in their homes Mar.2 Violence fans out  More incidents of arson and looting have been reported from villages Mar.16   Clashes force new curfew Map of Ahmedabad India  Police have imposed a curfew in parts of city of Ahmedabad after deadly clashes between Hindu and Muslim gangs May.28 Bomb blasts   About a dozen people were injured in 3 explosions in the city of Ahmedabad, capital of the Indian state Sep.24 Gunmen storm Hindu temple
  Gunmen have killed at least 23 people at the Swaminarayan Temple in the state capital, Gandhinagar
Sep.27 India probes temple massacre  The government suspects 'externa' involvement as Hindu groups call for a nationwide response to the killing of worshippers



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2002 Mar.2 News blackouts on riots  State authorities have imposed restrictions on news broadcasts to curb Hindu-Muslim violence that has left 350 dead Apr.30 Coalition defeats censure vote  The Government has survived a censure vote in parliament over its handling of the sectarian violence in Gujarat Aug.12 Indian president tours strife-torn state  Parts of the troubled Gujarat have been given a frantic makeover ahead of a controversial visit by A. P. J. Adbul Kalam Dec.15 Ruling party wins poll
  The ruling Hindu nationalist party is recording a sweeping victory in the violence wracked state of Gujarat