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This report was researched and written by Smita Narula, senior researcher for the Asia Division at Human Rights Watch. It is based on research conducted in Gujarat, India in March 2002. Research and writing assistance in New York was provided by Jonathan Horowitz, program associate, and Amardeep Singh, hate crimes researcher. The report was edited by Widney Brown, advocacy director of the Women's Rights Division and acting New York director of the Asia division, Mike Jendrzejczyk, acting executive director of the Asia Division, and Michael McClintock, deputy program director. It was reviewed by Rachael Reilly, refugee policy director, and James Ross, senior legal advisor. Production assistance was provided by Patrick Minges, Veronica Matushaj, John Sifton, Neela De Soyza, Liz Weiss, and Wen-Hua Yang.

Human Rights Watch wishes to thank the numerous activists and NGO members who assisted us in our research and who, for safety reasons, cannot be named-an unfortunate indicator of the state of insecurity in Gujarat.

We are profoundly grateful to the many victims and eyewitnesses who shared their stories with us.

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The staff includes Kenneth Roth, executive director; Michele Alexander, development director; Reed Brody, advocacy director; Carroll Bogert, communications director; John T. Green, operations director, Barbara Guglielmo, finance director; Lotte Leicht, Brussels office director; Michael McClintock, deputy program director; Patrick Minges, publications director; Maria Pignataro Nielsen, human resources director; Malcolm Smart, program director; Wilder Tayler, legal and policy director; and Joanna Weschler, United Nations representative. Jonathan Fanton is the chair of the board. Robert L. Bernstein is the founding chair.

Its Asia division was established in 1985 to monitor and promote the observance of internationally recognized human rights in Asia. Mike Jendrzejczyk is the Acting Executive Director; Widney Brown is the Acting New York Director; Smita Narula, Sara Colm and Mickey Spiegel are Senior Researchers; Emily Harwell is a Fellow; Liz Weiss and Wen-hua Yang are associates. Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is Acting Chairperson of the advisory committee and Orville Schell is Vice-Chair.

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