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India Sentences 38 Muslim Men to Death over 2008 Bombings

HeadlineFeb 18, 2022

India has sentenced 38 Muslim men to death over a string of bombings in the western city of Ahmedabad in 2008 that killed dozens of people and injured hundreds of others. The death sentences capped a trial that spanned nearly a decade. The court found a group calling itself the “Indian Mujahideen” carried out the attacks as revenge for 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat state that left more than 1,000 people dead. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the time the chief minister of Gujarat; he’s been accused of turning a blind eye to the violence.

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