ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Best Bakery Trial: Protecting Witnesses

Protecting Witnesses That a key witness in the Best Bakery trial has once again retracted her statement on the crime suggests how complicated the path to justice can become when the prosecuting agency itself, in this case the state of Gujarat, is intent on protecting the accused. Zaheera Shaikh is the prime witness of the gruesome events that took place at the Best Bakery in Vadodara on March 1, 2002, in which 14 people were burnt alive during the post-Godhra attacks on Muslims in Gujarat. The case has become a watershed event for victims of the Gujarat atrocities because the Supreme Court

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