NEW DELHI -- Congress today welcomed the conviction of 24 of the 66 accused by a Gujarat court, including a VHP leader, in the 2002 post-Godhra Gulberg society massacre which left 69 people dead, saying justice has been delivered to the victims.
Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said it was a long-pending case, which has finally seen the light of the day.
"We haven't read the verdict completely. I do hope final justice is done to the victims."
"Accusations have been made and cross accusations have been made. Finally we believe that justice has been done," he said.
Fourteen years after the gruesome massacre of 69 people including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri in the Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad, a special court today convicted 24 of the 66 accused, 11 of them for murder, but dropped conspiracy charges against all.
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