On February 27, 2002, a coach of Sabarmati Express — Coach S6 — was set ablaze and 59 passengers traveling in that coach died in the fire. The train had just arrived at Godhra station. Out of the 59 people who died, 27 of them were women and 10 children. More than 48 passengers also suffered some injuries.
Back then Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujrat. He assigned a committee that consisted of Justice G T Nanavati and Justice KG Shah. The Commission in its report submitted that most of the 59 people killed were kar sevaks who were returning from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
Today on its 19th anniversary, Twitteratis are remembering this day and trending #GodhraMassacre on Twitter.
Have a look:
In 2021, no one remembers the charred bodies of women and children at Godhra (just imagine how those innocent lives ended getting burnt and suffocated), but everyone remembers ‘Gujarat riots’ of 2002 !
Just feel the pain#GodhraMassacre pic.twitter.com/anKQDVr8tf
— Pratibha 🇮🇳 ପ୍ରିୟଦର୍ଶିନୀ (@PratibhaPriyad3) February 27, 2021
Never forget, Never forgive.
27th February 2002, #godhraMassacre
On this black day, 59 Hindu Pilgrims and Karsevaks, Women, Children and Brother were killed in the fire set in Sabarmati Express Train near the Godhra Railway Station in Gujarat by Muslim fanatics. pic.twitter.com/36joYpXuxt
— Rohit Kumar (@TigerforIndia) February 27, 2021
19yrs ago barbarians set fire to a train coach carrying karsevaks
All that was left was 59 charred bodies of Hindus & a permanent painful scar in our hearts..
We will never forget it, never!#GodhraMassacre pic.twitter.com/HqLHVIaGUv
— Ritu (सत्यसाधक) #EqualRightsForHindus (@RituRathaur) February 27, 2021
On this day 19 years ago, Jihadis killed 59 Hindu Karsevaks in Godhra by setting Sabarmati Express on fire.
Bharatiyas can never forget cold-blooded murder of 27 Women, 10 Children & 22 Men who were returning from Ayodhya.
— C T Ravi 🇮🇳 ಸಿ ಟಿ ರವಿ (@CTRavi_BJP) February 27, 2021
— Exsecular (@ExSecular) February 27, 2021
On this day in 2002, 59 Hindus travelling in Sabaramati Express were burned alive by the jihadi elements.
All that was left was, charred bodies of innocent infants, women & senior citizens.
— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) February 27, 2021
— Kashmiri Pandit कश्मीरी पण्डित (@KashmiriPandit7) February 27, 2021
They write provoking books on 2002 riots but never speak on Godhra!
They say 2002 riots but not the event that led to the carnage!
Around 1500 buslims gathered & 59 karsevaks were 🅱️urned alive!
— Ritika Sharma (@reach_ritika) February 27, 2021