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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

2002 India

In February 2002 a train compartment inside the Sabarmati Express by the Godhra train station in Gujarat caught on fire. 59 Hindus burned to death, which lead to Hindu-Muslim rioting due to debates on whether the fire was deliberate or an accident. About 2,000 people were killed in the riots and 2,500 were injured. There were also reports of rape, looting, and destruction of property.