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There are many secular minded persons hailing the landmark judgment of Special Court judge, Jyotsana Yagnik in the Naroda Patiya case of the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat. The lady judge in a bold judgment convicted 32 persons including some high profile people like former BJP minister, Maya Kodnani and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi. Let's salute some courageous and selfless souls who helped to make this happen ?

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Asked by TRUTH SEEKER, 11 Sep '12 12:19 pm
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Please do that if you so wish no one will object but dont tell others what to do
Answered by iqbal seth, 11 Sep '12 12:21 pm

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It has been noted by the circles, that she spend most of the night of 30th Aug adding the final points to the path-breaking judgment she gave on Aug 31st. She insisted that judgment be translated in Gujarati, so the accused would understand it. She took 402 days over three years to study and hear the Naroda Patiya case.
Earlier, from 1991 to 1994, she had worked as faculty member (first as part-time and then as professor) at Gujarat Law Society and later from 1995 served as in-charge principal of I M Nanavati Law College in the Ahmedabad. She has done her masters in law, and also got a PHD in Human Rights.
The first major verdict she gave was in the Bijal Joshi gangrape case in 2008, convicting New Delhi-based businessman Sajal Jain and four others.
She has also been a POTA judge, where she has given many important judgments including the judgment in 2010, on the ISI conspiracy case under special POTA laws convicting 22.
In 2009, Gujarat High Court assigned Yagnik the Naroda P ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 11 Sep '12 02:50 pm

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