‘Zakia has lost right to file protest plea’

November 27, 2012 07:35 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 04:16 am IST - Ahmedabad

In this February 27, 2012 photo, Zakia Jafri, wife of 2002 post-Godhra riots victim Ehsan Jafri, visits her old house at Gulberg Society, on the 10th anniversary of the Gujarat violence.

In this February 27, 2012 photo, Zakia Jafri, wife of 2002 post-Godhra riots victim Ehsan Jafri, visits her old house at Gulberg Society, on the 10th anniversary of the Gujarat violence.

A metropolitan court here on Tuesday ordered that Zakia Jafri, whose husband and senior Congress leader Ehsaan Jafri was killed in the 2002 Gujarat riots, had lost the right to file her protest petition challenging the Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) closure report against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The court stated Ms. Jafri had failed to file the petition despite repeated orders.

Ms. Jafri had earlier informed the court that she sought clarification from the Supreme Court and wanted more time. Her counsel said the court’s order would be challenged in the apex court.

Ms. Jafri, the main petitioner in the Gulberg Society case, had earlier alleged that the SIT gave her an incomplete copy of its closure report on the 2002 massacre.

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