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11 years after Godhra riots, Gulbarg Society wants to move on with life?

  • Jumana Shah & Smitha R, DNA
  • Feb 24, 2013, 05:45 AM IST
11 years after Godhra riots, Gulbarg Society wants to move on with life?
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Ahmedabad: When the idea of a museum at Gulbarg was first floated, residents were offered a little less than the market price. They were content with giving their homes for the cause. Now, on the 11th anniversary of Godhra and post-Godhra violence this week, many residents of Gulbarg have resolved that they want to sell their houses and “move on with life”

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This is how irony manifests in real life. Gulbarg is a Persian word that means a garden of flowers. A nondescript residential colony of tenements and flats in middle-class locality of Naroda in east Ahmedabad was named Gulbarg Society, perhaps with this connotation in mind. Eleven years ago, this residential colony became the international icon of the 2002 genocide. Amid walls where families had blossomed for years, 69 people were burnt alive and killed, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri.

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