Targeted killings of karsevaks in Godhra

On February 27, 2002, a train carrying Hindu volunteers, known as karsevaks, was attacked by a mob of Muslim residents in the town of Godhra, Gujarat. The incident led to the deaths of 59 people, most of whom were karsevaks, volunteers who led the movement named Ram Janmabhoomi Andolen in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The incident is known as the burning alive of karsevaks in Godhra and has had a profound impact on Indian society and its politics.