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11 Sentenced To Death In India Gujarat Riots

An Indian court has sentenced 11 people to death for setting fire to a passenger train in which at least 59 people were killed.

Another 20 were sentenced to life in prison.

The train fire in the western Indian state of Gujarat in 2002 sparked some of India's worst religious violence.

It was carrying Hindu pilgrims returning to Gujarat from the holy city of Ayodhya when it was attacked and set on fire.

The court in Gujarat's main town of Ahmedabad had earlier found 31 people, all Muslims, guilty of charges that ranged from criminal conspiracy to attempted murder.

The train fire sparked religious riots across Gujarat in which at least 1,200 people were killed, most of them Muslims.

compiled from agency reports