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Best Bakery Case: Welcome Judgment

Welcome Judgment Communal riots in post-independence India have recurred with a vicious frequency. The trajectory they have followed in almost every instance has rarely also varied. The minority community is rendered a victim twice over, for more often than not justice is either elusive or follows a tortuous course towards final restitution. The Gujarat riots of 2002 were arguably among the most violent in modern India. Certain events stood out starkly in the bloodletting that was unleashed, demonstrable evidence of a violence that mocked every institution of the state and also every democratic principle, especially those that are expected to assure the security of the citizen. The Best Bakery carnage in Vadodara took place on March 1, 2002; it led to a loss of 14 lives. For those who survived, accused and witness alike, ways of living would never be the same again, while the site of the violence itself was reduced to charred, misshapen remains, characteristic of scenes that mark similar catastrophes in the Gujarat of 2002

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