The riot case occasioned by the massacre of over 2,000 people, most of them Muslims, in the Indian State of Gujarat, finally saw court decision after 10 years’ wait. The verdict carries a clear religious bias. The incident occurred in Feb 2002 when 48 Hindus returning from a pilgrimage were killed as a result of the train in which they were travelling catching fire. It was blamed on Muslims who bore the brunt of the rioting that followed in the form of murders, of men, women and children; arson; rape; and pillage. Out of the 82 accused of carrying out the massacre of Muslims, 61 have been set free and 21 convicted. The sentence seems too mild for such carnage that had been aided and abetted by forces ruling the state at the time and the law enforcement personnel who were, ironically, supposed to provide protection to citizens.