It’s highly sorrowful that the people of Gujarat have voted for a person and his party who were undoubtedly behind one of the worst communal carnages in post-independence India. This victory will have an awful impact on the victims of the Gujarat riots and their families who have been isolated and have been living in pitiful conditions in stinking ghettos. It will cause a further dent in their morale with little or no chance of justice after Modi’s resounding win. BJP says that this election was won on the development plank. Let’s ask the meaning of development to those affected by the riots. Also, let’s expect a huge impetus to the ongoing fake encounters and extra-judicial killings of innocent Muslims. There is no doubt that Gujarat Assembly election results are an offence to democracy and a collective shame for us all.