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Twitter removed a controversial tweet by Gujarat BJP after Ahmedabad blast verdict

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On Saturday, the Gujarat BJP’s official Twitter account posted the message. There is no such cartoon on the state BJP unit’s Instagram or Facebook pages.

After 13 years, the perpetrators of the 2008 Ahmedabad bombings were finally brought to justice. The Gujarat special court has sentenced 38 people to death for their roles in the serial bombings. Simultaneously, the Gujarat unit of the BJP praised the court’s decision in this case and issued a controversial tweet from its Twitter handle, which was quickly deleted after the outcry.

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On Sunday, Gujarat BJP spokesperson Yagnesh Dave said that Twitter had taken down a post about the 2008 serial bomb blasts verdict after someone complained about it. The decision of the court was lauded in the tweet.

Ahmedabad blast
Ahmedabad blast

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Some of the people in the tweet were wearing hats.


In the tweet, there was a cartoon. Some men are shown wearing hats associated with a community that are hanging from the noose in this cartoon. This meant it had a tricolour and a picture in the background depicting a bomb blast, with Satyameva Jayate written in the top right corner.

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On Saturday, the Gujarat BJP’s official Twitter account posted this message. There is no such cartoon on the state BJP unit’s Instagram or Facebook pages.

The explosions happened in a specific order.

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Ahmedabad was rocked by more than 20 bomb blasts in a span of 70 minutes on July 26, 2008. These attacks resulted in the deaths of 56 people and the injuries of over 200 others. The police claimed that the attacks were carried out by members of the terrorist organisation Indian Mujahideen in retaliation for the 2002 Gujarat riots (Godhra massacre), in which many members of the minority community were killed.

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