Bombay Riots

Setting standards

Print edition : February 02, 2018

Tear gas shells being fired at a mob during the December 1992 riots. Photo: Mukesh Parpiani

Justice B.N. Srikrishna. Photo: P. V. SIVAKUMAR

A woman fleeing fire at Asalfa village in Ghatkopar, Bombay, during the riots in December 1992. Photo: Mukesh Parpiani

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray being garlanded by party MLA Madhukar Sarpotdar. A file picture. Photo: PTI

Manohar Joshi, Shiv Sena Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1995-99. Justice Srikrishna himself examined him. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The Justice B.N. Srikrishna Commission of Inquiry set a standard for all judicial commissions in the manner in which it fearlessly indicted those in power and restored the dignity of those worst affected by the Bombay riots of December 1992-January 1993.
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