The Supreme Court on Monday gave a strong jolt to Gujarat Government by refusing to stay the Gujarat High Court order which directs the state government to repair religious places damaged in the 2002 post-Godhra riots.The Gujarat government had moved the apex court against the Gujarat High Court order.
The Supreme court offered a solution to formulate a scheme for repairing religious places damaged during the riots on the lines of its earlier order where it had asked the Odisha government to formulate a scheme for repairing churches damage during the 2009 Kandhamal riots.
When Supreme Court asked about the existence of any scheme the Gujarat government replied that it is working on a scheme to compensate the damaged religious properties.
Even though the court didn’t stay the High Court order, it allayed Gujarat government’s apprehensions that the order may be used in other litigations.
The Gujarat High Court on its July 9 order had directed the state government to settle the claims for damage to the religious places by August. The High Court had used strong words and said that the riots happened because of the inaction or inadequate action of the Modi government.